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  • Election Information
  • What is a VATRE
  • VATRE Community Schedule:





    September 11 6-7 p.m. online
    September 13 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Pearland Neighborhood Center Forum - KC Hall
    September 21 6-7 p.m. Education Support Center
    September 23 6-10 a.m.   City of Pearland Ruff Runner - Independence Park
    September 26 6-7 p.m. online
    October 2 6-7 p.m. Education Support Center
    October 11 6-7 p.m. online
    October 12 6-8 p.m.   Brookside Potluck Citizens Night -6243 Brookside Rd.
    October 19 6-7 p.m. Education Support Center
    October 23 6-7 p.m. online
    November 1 6-7 p.m. Education Support Center
    November 6 6-7 p.m. online

Taxes Due Calculator

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Estimated Property Tax Due:

If VATRE passes: $
($1.1373 total tax rate)

If VATRE fail: $
($1.0473 total tax rate)

Other exemptions available: Over 65 exemption and Disabled Exemption. These exemptions must be applied for and granted by the Brazoria County Appraisal District.

The total annual increase/decrease in your 2023 tax bill is dependent upon your assessed value growth. To calculate the difference subtract the result under each scenario from your 2022 Pearland ISD tax due. You can view your 2023 assessed value and 2022 tax due by searching for your property in the Brazoria County Appraisal District Property Search


    State law requires that school districts seek voter approval to raise their maintenance and operations tax rate above a prescribed amount. The election is referred to as a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE).

  • How does the district benefit from this election?

    Passage of the VATRE will result in a nearly $11.2 million increase in funding for the District, while still decreasing the total tax rate by 16.54 cents.  The district uses these funds for teacher and staff salaries, books and classroom supplies, utilities, educational resources, custodial, insurance and other items that help educate students each day. 

    Why Call a VATRE?

    There are several primary reasons Pearland ISD has called for a VATRE:

      • The additional $0.09 will generate $11.2 million in additional funds Additional funds will be used to:
        • Retain and recruit quality teachers and staff
        • Bolster campus safety measures
        • Support student programs
        • Sustain District financial stability
      • The increased funding will bridge the budget deficit, cover inflationary costs, and help maintain the district’s high academic standards
  • Tax Impact

    Passage of the VATRE by the voters in November will decrease the total tax rate by 16.54 cents. Approval of this tax rate will maximize school district funding by nearly $11.2 million.

    District Tax Rate

    Last 5 Years + Proposed Tax Rate

    Tax Rate History from 2018-2023

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE)?

  • What are the tax rate components and allowable uses?

  • Why does the District need to call a VATRE?

  • When my property value goes up, I pay more taxes. Doesn’t that mean the district then receives more funding?

  • How are Pearland ISD Operating Expenditures funded?

  • How is the District planning to use the additional funding generated by the VATRE?

  • What will the ballot say on November 7?

  • How do I register to vote and when is the deadline for voter registration?

  • When can I vote?

  • Where can I vote?

  • Election Information


    Election Dates

    October 10, 2023
    Last Day to Register to Vote

    October 23, 2023
    First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

    October 27, 2023
    Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

    November 3, 2023
    Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

    November 7, 2023
    Election Day

    7 p.m. November 7, 2023
    Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail
    If carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, November 8, 2023 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply) 



    Pearland Early Voting Locations (Oct. 23 - Nov. 3)

    Pearland Westside Library
    11801 Shadow Creek Pkwy 

    Tom Reid Library
    3522 Liberty Dr.

    West Pearland Community Center
    2150 Countryplace Pkwy.



    Election Day Voting Locations

    Delores Fenwick Nature Center
    5750 Magnolia Pkwy 

    Drainage Dist No. 4 Building
    4813 W Broadway

    New Harvest Christian Fellowship
    12216 Broadway

    Pearland Recreation Center
    4141 Bailey Rd

    Silverlake Recreation Center
    2715 Southwyck Pkwy

    Tom Reid Library
    3522 Liberty Dr

    West Pearland Community Center  
    2150 Countryplace Pkwy

    Pearland Westside Library
    11801 Shadow Creek Pkwy


    Tax Rate Resolution

    Additional Election Information