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Upcoming Events
Regular Meeting

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:30pm at the Elgin Fire Station.    

Due to COVID-19 meeting will be via internet at www.zoom.us/join and enter the meeting ID 85370826946


Bastrop/Travis Counties Emergency Services District #1 began in May 2007 after being approved by the voters of the proposed District. The District covers a large portion of northern Bastrop County and the extra-territorial jurisdiction of the City of Elgin in Travis County.  It is one of only a few districts in the state that cover two or more counties.  In a multiple-county district, the five (5) members of the board of commissioners must be elected by the voters of district. 


The District is responsible for funding and oversight of the Elgin and McDade Fire Departments along with the paid medical first responder unit housed in Elgin. The first responder unit runs on a 24/7 basis with one paid employee supported by volunteer first responders. The Elgin and McDade Fire Departments are staffed by volunteers.


Since the District was formed, it has been able to add over $2.3 million dollars of assets to the District’s area in the form of equipment and buildings.  Because of these additions, the District’s fire insurance rating has been upgraded to enable the citizens of the District to obtain lower fire insurance rates.

Bastrop/Tavis Counties ESD No. 1 adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate.  The rate will effectively be raised by 7.58 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $7.05.  



House Bill 305

Notice About 2020 Tax Rate

2020 Tax Rate Calculation Worksheet


2020-2021 Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

BTCESD No. 1 Long Range Planning Survey 


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 852, Elgin, TX 78621 

Address: 108 W 1st St., Elgin, Texas 78621
Phone:(512) 229-3020


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