Frequently Asked Questions
What is McKinney Municipal Utility District No. 1?
McKinney Municipal Utility District No. 1 (the “District”) was created by House Bill 3979 passed by the 80th Texas Legislature in 2007. The District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas operating under the provisions of Article XVI, Section 59 of the Texas Constitution and Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code.
The District is an approximately 876-acre residential community located in Collin County within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of McKinney, Texas (the “City”). The District, along with McKinney Municipal Utility District No. 2, encompass the Trinity Falls residential community.
What is the Purpose of the District?
Pursuant to an agreement with the City, the District was created to assist the City in providing water, sewer and drainage facilities, road improvements and police and fire protection to the property within the District. The existence of the District facilitates the City’s desire to have a development of equal or higher quality compared to developments within the City. The District will exist until the City annexes Trinity Falls into the City’s corporate boundaries.
The District will issue bonds to finance the construction of the water, sewer and drainage facilities, road improvements and fire protection improvements within the District. After the bonds are issued, the District must levy an annual property tax sufficient to pay the District’s outstanding debt on the bonds. This tax is levied on all property in the District based on its appraised value. The District also has the authority to levy an annual property tax for maintenance and operations purposes.
Who Governs the District?
The District is governed by a board of directors consisting of five property owners. These directors are responsible for the on-going business of the District and facilitating comparable City services to land within the District.
What about Taxes?
As no property within the District is within any city’s limits, property owners in the District do not have to pay City property taxes. The annual property tax bill from the District replaces the City tax. Currently, the District’s total tax rate is $1.05 per $100 assessed valuation. In addition, District residents must pay taxes to Collin County, Collin ISD, and the community college. The combined tax rate for Trinity Falls residents is $3.036960 per $100 of assessed valuation. This rate includes:
|McKinney MUD No. 1||$1.050000|
|Total Tax Rate||$2.942056|
What are the Current Single Family Home Water and Sewer Rates within the District? Are there Additional Charges that I Should be Aware of?
The City provides water and sewer service within the boundaries of the District. Users should contact the City for further information regarding water and sewer rates.
The District provides solid waste and trash collection including recycling for all single family residential users within the boundaries of the District. Billing for such services shall be $20.00 per month for each Single Family Residential User utilizing one roll-out container and one recycling container, plus $5.00 per month for each additional roll-out container. These rates are subject to annual adjustments as provided by contract with the garbage collection service.
What is the Trinity Falls Master Community, Inc.?
The Trinity Falls Master Community, Inc. is the name of the homeowner’s association within Trinity Falls and is a separate entity from the District. The purpose of this entity is, among others, to enforce deed restrictions, maintain the community pool and recreation centers, and maintain the trails and other park and recreational facilities within Trinity Falls. For questions relating to these items, please visit www.trinityfalls.com.
Who Do You Contact For Additional Information?
For questions regarding your water and sewer bills, please call the City at (972) 547-7550. For additional information about the District, you may contact us using our web form.