Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2023 on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pecan Grove Administration Building, 751 Pitts Road, Richmond, Texas. Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the tax rate that is adopted and on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property. The change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in the taxable value of all other property determines the distribution of the tax burden among all property owners.

Visit to find a link to your local property tax database on which you can easily access information regarding your property taxes, including information about proposed tax rates and scheduled public hearings of each entity that taxes your property.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate (PDF)

Thank You for Your Support

Dear Pecan Grove, Waterside, and Harvest Green residents,

On behalf of the Pecan Grove Volunteer Fire Department, I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support and generosity over the years. Your contributions have enabled us to continue serving our community with the utmost dedication and commitment.

We understand the importance of community involvement and support. It is because of your generosity that we have been able to purchase updated equipment, provide training to our members, and maintain and update our facilities. Your contributions have made a significant impact on our ability to respond to emergencies promptly and effectively.

We take pride in serving the Pecan Grove, Waterside, and Harvest Green communities, and we could not do it without your help. Your continued support allows us to focus on our mission of protecting life, property, and the environment.

We are humbled by your kindness and your commitment to our organization. Please know that your support does not go unnoticed and is deeply appreciated. We look forward to continuing our partnership with you and serving our community with excellence.

Thank you once again for your continued support.

Jerod Vontz, Fire Chief
Pecan Grove Volunteer Fire Department

Park Closed a Few Hours

Tomorrow, part of the park entrance will be blocked off due to stripping. Please follow the directions of the workers guiding you. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Any questions, please contact parks manager at (832) 818-5600.

Fort Bend Flood Management Committee

Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District has joined the Fort Bend Economic Development Council (FBEDC) with other levee districts in the County to form the FBFMC (Fort Bend Flood Management Committee).

The purpose of this coalition is to come together to form a strong, collective voice to address federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines that affect leveed areas.  You can follow this committee on the FBEDC at the following link

The FBFMC has engaged consultants to work with the member districts to identify the issues and formulate legislative relief so we continue to benefit from the many years of successful flood management here in FBC.

In 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) changed how flood insurance (National Flood Insurance Program, NFIP) rates are calculated for your home and property.  A new rating system called Risk Rating 2.0 (RR 2.0) was introduced.  RR 2.0 supposably allows FEMA to determine premium rates per property based on factors such as proximity to a flooding source, 1st floor elevation, replacement cost of rebuilding, etc.  This is not a complete list because FEMA has not disclosed exactly how the rate engine is formulated.

In the past, premium rates were determined by mapped flood zones.  In the 100-year floodplain (aka, special flood hazard area or SFHA) federally-backed or regulated lenders must require that flood insurance be purchased and maintained.  Leveed districts in Ft. Bend County are accredited by FEMA, thus avoiding the SFHA designation. As a result, homeowners received Preferred Rate Policies, saving hundreds of dollars, and were exempt from this mandatory purchase of flood insurance.

Under the new NFIP RR 2.0, flood insurance has become a major concern as premium rates have increased, policy holder numbers across the country have started to decrease, and new guidelines are being implemented that potentially could have a negative effect on us and other levee districts.

Some of the current steps being taken by the EDC and FBFMC to address this concern are:

  1. Setting the goal of: Affordable, voluntary flood insurance for 100-year accredited levee protected areas,
  2. Requesting that accredited levees continue to exempt protected communities from SFHA designation and mandatory flood insurance purchase,
  3. Requiring FEMA to be transparent with the RR 2.0 methodologies and disclose the full actuarial premium on all NFIP flood insurance bills,
  4. Ensuring the data being used by FEMA to set RR 2.0 rates in leveed areas is correct.

Through our participation in the FBFMC under the EDC, this district will continue to monitor and challenge any change that goes against the best interest of our residents and businesses.

We trust you will stay engaged and support our efforts through this coalition on your behalf.

Notice from Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Commissioner Morales

Harlem Road at U.S. Highway 90A is anticipated to be closed by Union Pacific Railroad for rail crossing panel repair/replacement on December 15th and 16th.

Commissioner’s Court needs to approve the closure and will include the following dates from December 14 through December 30 for weather day allowances. Please see attached detour, take precautions and allow more travel time to your destination.

Santa is Coming to Pecan Grove 

On Saturday December 17th, Santa will be visiting Pecan Grove, Harvest Green and Waterside, riding a PGVFD fire truck. His tour begins at 9:00 a.m. and should complete by 11:15. See the map below for his route.