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Estimated Property Tax Due Per Year:

If VATRE passes: $
($1.3585 total tax rate)

If VATRE fail: $
($1.3185 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 2020 tax bill is dependent upon your property value growth.  To calculate the difference subtract the result under each scenario from your 2019 Pearland ISD tax due.  You can view your 2019 tax due by searching for your property in the Brazoria County Appraisal District Property Search.

  • What is a VATRE
  • Tax Impact
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Election Information
  • Presentational Material

    Voters must approve any proposed school board increase in the tax rate when that tax rate is above the minimum established by the legislature. Such an election is called a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election or "VATRE".

    For tax year 2020, the legislature compressed the district's tax rate by a total of 7.71 cents. Although the total tax rate adopted by the district is decreasing by 3.71 cents, a VATRE is required to capture 4 of the 7.71 cents in order to maximize state funding.

    Pearland ISD’s Maintenance and Operations (M&O) tax rate has remained the same or declined in each of the past 15 years. The district has never asked for an increase to the maintenance and operations tax rate.

    How much will the tax rate increase?

    Passage of the VATRE will result in a nearly $10 million funding increase for the District. This proposed increase to the tax rate will require voter approval, but still decrease the overall school tax rate by 3.71 cents, because of state mandated tax compression.


    Why Call a VATRE?

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

    • 1:1 Device Initiative
    • Enhance Learning Programs
    • Competitive Salaries
  • Tax Impact

    If the VATRE is approved by voters in November, the total tax rate will still decrease by 3.71 cents. Homeowners of an average taxable home in Pearland, which is valued at $257,742, would see a decrease of $95.62 on their annual taxpayer bill. Approval of this tax rate also maximizes school district funding by nearly $10 million.

    Maintenance & Operations Tax Rate

    Last 15 Years + Proposed 2020 Tax Rate

    Maintenance & Operations Tax Rate for Last 15 years and the proposed 2020 tax rate  

  • Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • What will the ballot say on November 3?

  • When can I vote?

  • Where can I vote?

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

  • Will I see a tax bill increase or decrease if the VATRE passes?

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

  • How are Pearland ISD Operating Expenditures funded?

  • What are the components of the M&O tax rate?

  • Why has the District waited this long to call a VATRE?

  • Election Information


    Election Dates

    Vote Logo October 5, 2020
    Last Day to Register to Vote

    October 13, 2020
    First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

    October 23, 2020
    Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

    October 30, 2020
    Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

    November 3, 2020
    Election Day
    Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail


    Tax Rate Resolution 

    Order of Election

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