Public Improvement District (PID) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a Public Improvement District (PID)?
A Public Improvement District is a special district created by a City or County under the authority of Chapter 372 of the Texas Local Code. The statute allows for a city or county to levy a special assessment against properties within the District to pay for improvements to the properties within the District.
What are PID Assessments?
PID Assessments are payments made to cover the costs associated with improvements and services in the District. Haslet PIDs are the type that are known as a fixed assessment that is allocated to each lot located within the District to pay for improvements that provide a special benefit to the properties within the District.
What do the PID Assessments pay for?
The fixed assessments levied against properties in the public improvement districts pay for improvements to the properties that may include: Roads, Water Distribution Lines, Wastewater Collection Lines, and Drainage Improvements, Landscaping and Irrigation, Trails, Parks, Open Space, and Monuments and Entry Features. Each PID document lists the improvements to be paid for by that district's assessment.
How are the Assessments calculated?
Fixed assessments are based on size of the lots located within the District.
How do residents pay their assessments?
PID Assessments can be paid in full at any time by contacting the City's Finance Department or through annual installments in conjunction with your annual property taxes. The Town contracts with Tarrant County for annual collection, so residents may pay their annual PID Assessment along with their regular ad valorem tax payment.