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Flag Raising by Tom Owens Message from the Mayor

Supplemental Tax Statement

You may have received a supplemental statement from the Guadalupe County Tax Office.

This is a correction in the application of exemption rates.
The rates applied on previous statements where from a prior tax year.
The original tax statements should have had an amount for exempted property.

The latest statement should have an adjusted amount that is exempted that is based on the correct exemptions.

Disabled was changed from 10,000 to 7,500
65 and older was changed from 65,000 to 7,500
Homestead was changed from 20% with minimum of 5,000 to 10% with a minimum of 7,500.

These exemptions are more in line to other area exemptions.

Freeze or No Freeze of property tax exemptions

Some citizens have been advised by the Tax Office that the rates have gone up due to a Tax Freeze being removed.

We have found out that in the process of correcting the application of exemptions that the tax system may have had some citizens marked as having a tax freeze and that freeze setting had been removed with the exemption application correction.

The city has not had a property tax freeze in the past.

If there was a City Freeze on some citizens property it was in error.

The Guadalupe Appraisal District has confirmed they have not had a freeze in their system for prior years.

Exemptions started Tax Year 2011 with changes made for the 2013 Tax Year.

Santa Clara 4-H Club
meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm
For more information contact 830-914-3735/gdamerau@gmail.com or 210-268-4128/ aldersonfam4@gmail.com.

Community Information Sharing
The city hosts informational programs at the Santa Clara City Hall.

These sessions are open to all the public and are not for conducting city business.
If you would like to coordinate a session, please contact the mayor.


Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
2013 Truth-In-Taxation
A Guide for Setting Tax Rates for Taxing Units Other than Schools


2014 Property Tax Basics

Secretary of State Elections
Guadalupe County, Texas Elections Office

2014 Election Dates

  • 1/29 - First day to file an application for a place on the ballot
  • 2/28 - Last Day to File for Place on Ballot 5:00 p.m.
  • 3/11 - First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
  • 4/10 - Last Day to Register to Vote
  • 4/28 - First Day of Early Voting
  • 5/1 - Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
  • 5/6 - Last Day of Early Voting
  • 5/10 - Limited Uniform Election Date

There were only 3 applications for placement on the May City Council ballot.
One for each place. This will result in automatic selection.
Jim Folbre - Place 1
Ernest Schoenefeldt - Place 2
Robert Courtney - Place 4
Congratulations to these gentlemen that are willing to donate their time to the city.


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