Harris County Municipal Utility District 501

Through HCMUD 501’s website you can easily find links to the following services:

Tax Rate

Information about the District required by Section 26.18, Texas Tax Code, created by Senate Bill 2 (also known as the Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019), is available here: https://bli-tax.com/harris-county-mud-501

For the 2022 tax year, Harris County MUD 501 levied a total ad valorem tax of $0.9289 on each $100 of taxable property within Harris County MUD 501 consisting of the following three components:

  • $0.6789 to pay the District’s contract tax
  • $0.20 to pay the District’s debt service
  • $0.05 to fund the District’s maintenance and operation expenditures

Update on April 29th Shred Event

The MUD 501 Board recently was notified that the flyer for last year’s shred event inadvertently was included in the March utility bills, which were mailed out last week.  MUD 501’s operator will be preparing and mailing the corrected flyer to all MUD 501 residents sometime this week. 

The spring 2023 shred event will occur on Saturday, April 29th, from 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. at the Lakehouse Parking Lot, at 10000 Towne Lake Parkway.  All Towne Lake residents are welcome. For additional information and to view the event flyer, please click here. We apologize for any confusion.

MUD 501 Partners with Towne Lake Community Association for Enhanced Security Patrol

Over the past year, the MUD 501 Board has received reports of increased security incidents and other security concerns throughout the Towne Lake community, including within MUD 501, and in the surrounding areas. The Towne Lake Community Association (Association) also was notified of those reports and responded last summer by approving an increase to their contract with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to provide two additional deputies for security patrol in the Towne Lake community.

In December 2022, in response to budgetary pressure from the additional security costs, the Association’s Board approached MUD 501 and MUD 502 to request that the Districts contribute to the cost of the two additional deputies. The MUD 501 Board agreed to fund the cost of one of the additional deputies for the current contract year, which runs from October 1, 2022, to September 30, 2023. It is our understanding the MUD 502 Board agreed to fund the cost of the second additional deputy for the current contract year.

Under MUD 501’s agreement with the Association, the Association will continue to administer the contract with the Sheriff’s Office. The MUD 501 Board, however, will receive monthly reports from the Sheriff’s Office and will work with both the Sheriff’s Office and the Association to address any issues that may arise under the contract. The MUD 501 Board also has established a Security Committee to continue working with the Association and the other MUDs within the Towne Lake community to continue to ensure that all security issues are identified and addressed. Please rest assured that the MUD 501 Board takes security concerns in our community very seriously and is working diligently to ensure they are addressed.

Improvements to Garbage Collection Services

The MUD 501 Board was recently notified by its garbage and recycling provider, Texas Pride, that in an effort to improve garbage collection services within the community, Texas Pride will be adding an additional garbage truck to service MUD 501.  Please be advised that you may notice changes to the time of day when your garbage is collected as routes are modified to accommodate the additional truck.  Please continue to place your garbage in trash cans or bags at the curb or near your garage in a location visible from the street by 7:00 a.m. on each Tuesday and Friday collection day.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please visit the MUD 501 Trash and Recycling page, at https://www.hcmud501.org/trash-recycling/, or contact Texas Pride, at (281) 342-8178 ( M-Th, 8:00-5:00; F 8:00-4:00 ).

Save the Date for the Spring 2023 Community Shred Event

For the second year in a row, and just in time for tax season, the MUD 501 Board has partnered with the Towne Lake Community Association for the Towne Lake Foundation to host the next community shred event for all Towne Lake residents, on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

The event has returned to its previous location at the Lakehouse Parking Lot, at 10000 Towne Lake Parkway. We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to view event flyer.