Neighborhood News

Homestead Exemption Filing Now Open for Williamson County Homeowners

Information from the Wilco Public Information Office and the Williamson Central Appraisal District

  • 1 marzo 2023
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 6165

Pixabay graphic of a house/cottage with A-line roof and 4 windows with planters and a front door. A tree, bench and bicycle are on front lawn.The Williamson Central Appraisal District offers online applications for homestead exemptions and other filings. Annual exemption/special valuation forms are filed between Jan. 1 and April 30.

Business personal property renditions are filed between Jan. 1 and April 15.

There is no charge to file for any exemption. It is easy to file with no need to pay a company to file for you.

Visit the website for more information on applying for available exemptions.

Deadline for 2022 Property Tax Payment Approaching

Information from the Williamson County Public Information Office

  • 20 enero 2023
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1755

Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector Larry Gaddes reminds property owners that 2022 property taxes must be paid in full by January 31 to avoid the accrual of penalty and interest.  

The most common payment options include:   

  • Mail payments to 904 S. Main St., Georgetown, TX, 78626.   
  • Payments made by check can be placed in any of our exterior drop boxes at each tax office.
  • Payments can be made by searching for your property online at www.wilco.org/propertytaxCredit cards and e-checks are accepted but incur additional vendor fees.   
  • In person at all four locations, walk-in or by appointment

 For a complete list of payment choices, go to www.wilco.org/propertytax and click on PAYMENT OPTIONS.   

All hands on deck in fighting opioid crisis

Column by Commissioner Terry Cook

  • 20 octubre 2022
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2187

A Williamson County paramedic holds a box of Naloxone (Narcan), medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose. All Williamson County paramedics are trained and equipped to administer injectable Naloxone while the public can access only the single-use nasal spray form. Courtesy Williamson County EMShttp://Williamson Commissioner Cook: All hands on deck in fighting opioid crisis (statesman.com)

All hands on deck in fighting opioid crisis

Much press has been devoted to covering the opioid epidemic across the country. We here in Williamson County are not immune to opioid use and overdoses. The county has been teaching first responders how to use Narcan, the manufacturer’s name for Naloxone, a compound that when administered displaces opiates from the brain’s receptors, thus reversing their effect.

Taken in high doses, opioids can suppress an individual’s breathing, causing a heart attack and death. The Narcan nasal spray form is safe for dispense by an opioid user’s friends and family members, but it only works if the heart attack has not yet occurred.

The preponderance of opioid street drugs has grown, and most are now spiked with fentanyl, a very strong opioid, once a commonly prescribed pain medication but now a carefully monitored prescription medication. Opioids are addictive and result in strong withdrawal symptoms when their use is suspended.

Williamson County and Cities Health District offers back-to-school clinics for immunizations and physicals

Information is from the Wilco Public Information Office and WCCHD.

  • 15 julio 2022
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2677

Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) is offering back to school wellness clinics which include vaccinations and sports physicals for all children, regardless of insurance status. Vaccinations are $14, while physicals are $30. There are two upcoming clinics:

July 23: WCCHD Georgetown Public Health Center, 10 Icon of school children with backpacks walking and others standing from website: https://www.bing.com/imagesa.m. - 2 p.m.

Aug. 13: WCCHD Taylor Public Health Center, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Those interested in participating can call 512-943-3600 to schedule an appointment.

For more information, visit WCCHD's website.

Williamson County to Host Public Meetings for Atlas 14 Floodplain Mapping Study

Press Release from Wilco's Public Information Office

  • 18 marzo 2022
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3172

Image of a house with water flowing beneath and a blue circle behind. https://www.vecteezy.com/vector-art/437348-flood-symbol-vector-icon

Williamson County is hosting two public meetings for its Atlas 14 Floodplain Mapping Study. The public meetings will be held at two separate locations on different dates to make it more accessible for county residents to attend one of the meetings.

The county has suffered from severe flooding numerous times in the past. These events have reinforced the importance of knowing where flood risks are located and where mitigation measures are needed. The Atlas 14 Floodplain Mapping Study is being funded via the Texas Water Development Board and will update rainfall data throughout the county, map streams and waterways, and identify where flood risks are located.

At the public meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the study, speak with team members and share anecdotal information about flooding on their property. Public meeting materials will also be available online starting March 29.

Please visit the webpage www.wilco.org/atlas14 to learn more.

Click on Read More for Public Meetings information.


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