Welcome to Trail of the Lakes Municipal Utility District

Trail of the Lakes Municipal Utility District of Harris County, Texas (the “District”), a political subdivision of the State of Texas, created in 1974, is located in Harris County, Texas, approximately 17 miles northeast of the central business district of Houston, Texas and approximately 3.5 miles southeast of Humble, Texas. Will Clayton Parkway divides the District about 3.6 miles east of U.S. 59 and is a major traffic artery for the District residents to U.S. 59 and George Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport. The District is within the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City of Houston. The District contains approximately 813.365 acres of land.

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Social Media

The District does not maintain, endorse or have any affiliation with any social media accounts (i.e. Facebook groups or pages, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn). Any social media accounts, pages or groups utilizing the District’s name (Trail of the Lakes Municipal Utility District, Trail of the Lakes MUD, or TOTLMUD) should not be referenced for information related to the District. The District’s website is active and updated regularly as information becomes available. We invite you to check the website regularly for any updates regarding District-related matters.

Tax Rate Set

The Board of Directors of Trail of the Lakes MUD (ʺTOTLMUDʺ) voted to reduce the MUD Property Tax Rate to $0.64 per $100 valuation for the 2020 tax year. Please keep in mind this rate is for TOTLMUD only. Other entities, including the county, school district, hospital district, etc., set their own tax rates each year.

The Board of Directors also authorized Bob Leared Interests, TOTLMUDʹs tax assessor‐collector, to mail duplicate tax statements in January 2021. These statements will be mailed to homeowners whose original tax statement was requested by and mailed to a mortgage company AND remains unpaid at the time of the January mailing. If you receive a DUPLICATE TAX STATEMENT, this is your reminder to contact your mortgage company to ensure their timely payment of your MUD taxes by January 31, 2021.

You can view, make payments, and print receipts for your TOTLMUD property taxes online at www.bli‐tax.com. There is an additional processing fee when making online payments. In addition to paying through the website, you can pay your TOTLMUD taxes by phone, by calling OPAY Customer Service at (800)487‐4567 between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm CST. Select option #3 (customer service), tell the representative you are calling to pay TEXAS taxes. You will then need to provide your account number which begins with “116.” There is an additional processing fee when making payments by phone.

If you have not received your 2020 TOTLMUD tax statement by the end of November, and you are unable to locate your account online at www.bli‐tax.com, please contact the TOTLMUD tax assessor‐collector at 713‐932‐9011 to discuss your tax account. Failure to receive a tax statement will not extend the due date of January 31, 2021, and does not meet the legal requirements to waive penalties or interest which will be added if payment is not made in full by the due date.

Disposal of Household Hazardous Materials

Please observe laws regarding disposal of household hazardous materials (“HHM”)!

There have been recent incidents in which District residents are disposing of motor oil with regular garbage. Doing so is illegal and you will be ticketed and/or arrested and will be responsible for ALL clean-up costs.

HHW can be taken to: Harris County HHW Collection at 6900 Hahl Road, Houston, Texas 77040. Check with your local auto parts store regarding their motor oil recycling services.

For Sale: Traffic Logix Corp SafePace450 Solar Power (“SP450”)

Trail of the Lakes Municipal Utility District offers for sale in as-is condition the Traffic Logix Corp SafePace450 Solar Power (“SP450”), driver feedback sign.  The SP450 was purchased in new condition in March 2018 and was in service from April 10, 2018 to August 28, 2018.  Note:  The SP450 does not meet the Harris County standards for driver feedback signs.  The District makes no warranties or representations regarding the condition of the SP450.

Standard features for the SP450 are as follows:

  • Sign powers down when no traffic present
  • Programmable Speed Violator Flashing Strobe Light
  • Ambient Light Sensor and Automatic Brightness adjustment
  • Banding Mount Bracket
  • Sale Pace Management Software
  • Bluetooth

To submit a sealed bid, please address it to the following:

Attention: Board of Directors
Trail of the Lakes MUD
c/o Radcliffe Bobbitt Adams Polley PLLC
2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3450
Houston, Texas 77019
Phone: 713.237.1221
Email: radams@rbaplaw.com

Bids are due by May 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Bids will be opened and considered by the Board of Directors at the June 1, 2020 Board of Directors meeting.  The District reserves the right to reject any and all submitted bids.

Questions regarding the sale of the SP450 may be directed to Ms. Rita R. Rodriguez, Radcliffe Bobbitt Adams Polley PLLC, rrodriguez@rbaplaw.com, phone: 713.237.1221.

Product code: SP453ES
Serial no.: 18032021