Taxes and Utilities

Rates are per $100 property value at 100% of appraised value for the fiscal year.
 

A. Local Property Taxes

 

Inside City Limits

1. City of Laredo                   .63700

2. County:

     Webb County                  .420055

     Road & Bridge                  .014231

     L.C.C.                            .257727

3. Laredo I.S.D.                   1.2740

  
Total Tax                          2.600556

Outside City Limits

1.                                 ---- 0

2. County

Webb County                 .420055

Road & Bridge                 .014231

Drainage                        .064174

3. United I.S.D.             1.194860

  
Total Tax                      1.69332

 

B. Local Sales Tax

State:     6.25
City:       1.25
Transit:    .25 (Laredo’s public transportation system which has the highest ridership in the U.S.)
County:   .50
Total:    8.25%

*Franchise Tax: .04500 (variable)

UTILITIES


A. Electricity http://www.powertochoose.org/

Energy, First Choice Power, Inc., Green Mountain Energy Company, Entergy Solutions, WTU Retail Energy, Utility Choice Electric, GEXA Energy, ACN Energy, Inc., Cirro Corp., Energy America (Centrica)

See www.powertochoose.org for additional information.


B. Tele-Communications

Telephone Company: Southwestern Bell Telephone

Services Available:

  • ATM Cell Relay ISDN PRI
  • Enterprise Network Support Frame Relay
  • DSL Internet Service Select Data
  • 800-Conference Long Distance
For other services available contact:  956-727-6703

Long-Distance Companies: AT & T Company, Lone Star Telecom, MCI Telecommunications, Sprint, T&H Telephone Services, and U.S. Long Distance.


C. Natural Gas

Distributor: Center Point

Size Of Dist. Line: 12 inch 4 inch

Distri. Line Pressure 100 PSI 100 PSI

Distri. Line Pressure: 10-15 PSI 10-20 PSI

Average BTU per

Cubic Foot: 1000 BTU/CF     1000 BTU/CF

Center Point/

Reliant Energy/Entex (956) 723-6351

 

 

D. Water

Source: Rio Grande
Maximum Daily System Capacity: 65mill.gal./day

Maximum Daily Use: (water plant) 60 mill.gal./day

Overhead Storage Capacity:11 mill.gal./day

Ground Storage Capacity: 3644 mill.gal.

Size of Mains: 12" to 36"

The system is looped.

NOTE: The City of Laredo is rapidly expanding both the water system and the sewer system.

 

E. Sewer

Type of Treatment Plant: Secondary

Maximum Capacity: 21.0 mill.gal.

Present Load: 85%
 

F. Industrial Waste

Disposal Services are available.