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Old 09-10-2009, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Plano TX
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We think we have found a nice house, the only prob (or advantage) is that the house is in between two counties. Pays Property Tax to two counties, two ISD's (not double but in ratio of the %age of property in respective county)

This has put me on the back foot and I would like any ideas or opinions on this subject

Is it an advantage i.e. use facilities and parks and rec centers for both counties
or is it more of a disadvantage i.e. any disputes to tax or other matter will have to be raised to both counties, house modification approvals will be required from both counties? If anyone has any idea or experience with the same please share your experiences.
Thanks
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Normally you don't get taxed for both school districts. Such as an area in Collin county, Plano ISD but city of Dallas. You would get 2 bills but the bill from Collin county would only include the Plano Tax. And the one from Dallas county would only include the city and county taxes.

Naima
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Plano TX
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Yes, there are two seperate bills, but is there any issue for me to be aware of having a house on the county line.
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:47 PM
 
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I'm assuming the property is actually only in one city?

There are multiple taxing jurisdictions
City
ISD
County
College District CCCD
Hospital District depending on county

The city is what provides the vast majority of what you mentioned plus police, fire, parks, water, etc.

The ISD will provide the school services, and generally you are only served by one ISD.

Being in two different College Districts wouldn't really make much difference unless you've got two kids who absolutely have to go to different community colleges.

You should look up the taxing entities for the property you are considering to get a better idea of who all you are paying.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:59 AM
 
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So which school district do the kids go to? It sounds like something you are going to have explain and explain. Does the county line go right through the house on the property? Has the boundary been disputed in the past for any reason?
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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I've never heard of this. Our house has two different assessed values though. Dallas County Appraisal District sets the rate for the city, and Rockwall County Appraisal District sets the value for the schools and the county. I'd double check on that - double payments to two different counties sounds wrong somehow.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Yes, it does happen. I know of a house nearby us (and the owners) and they pay BOTH Collin County and Dallas County, City of Garland, Garland ISD, Plano ISD, Parkland and the Community College Districts of each county. It is a "split jurisdiction". I just looked up their property on DallasCAD and it shows they pay the Garland and Dallas portions 45% of the assessed value. It is tricky but it can be done. There ARE homes and properties out there where the county line goes right thru the middle of them and I know of about 4 of them right off hand that are split between Dallas and Collin County. These homes get to pick which school district they want to attend if they reside in two. Then the homes down one side all attend A ISD and homes on the other side attend B ISD.

If you don't believe me go over to the Dallas CAD website at Dallas Central Appraisal District and pull up the map and gander over to the Garland/Richardson border on the Dallas and Collin County line and you should be able to find several properties that are split right down the middle.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:16 PM
 
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Mom,

I was up at Miller Elem in Richardson on election day a few years ago. One poor lady lived in Garland, voted in Richardson for Plano ISD. If she hadn't been so frustrated finding the school I'm sure she'd have found it amusing.
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:17 AM
 
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it is not something that is a big deal or that requires a lot of explanation because
1) the people who are your neighbors are usually in the same situation
2) no one else really needs to know
3)the ISD knows were its boundaries are and knows who should go to its schools --it is very, very rare for someone to have choice between two districts but it does happen--once the decision is made for that homeowner--that is it though--can't change back next year....
4) there was problem between Tarrant and Denton county for several years which was resolved last year I think --some taxes were held in escrow until state court made a decision
5) it can be confusing but once you learn what is what, it won't be changing back...
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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Yes, it does happen. I know of a house nearby us (and the owners) and they pay BOTH Collin County and Dallas County, City of Garland, Garland ISD, Plano ISD, Parkland and the Community College Districts of each county. It is a "split jurisdiction". I just looked up their property on DallasCAD and it shows they pay the Garland and Dallas portions 45% of the assessed value. It is tricky but it can be done. There ARE homes and properties out there where the county line goes right thru the middle of them and I know of about 4 of them right off hand that are split between Dallas and Collin County. These homes get to pick which school district they want to attend if they reside in two. Then the homes down one side all attend A ISD and homes on the other side attend B ISD.

If you don't believe me go over to the Dallas CAD website at Dallas Central Appraisal District and pull up the map and gander over to the Garland/Richardson border on the Dallas and Collin County line and you should be able to find several properties that are split right down the middle.
Talk about getting it up the back side in taxes….
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