A Public Enchancment District (“PID”) is a financing software created by the Public Enchancment District Evaluation Act as present in Chapter 372 of the Texas Native Authorities Code. The PID allows any metropolis to levy and accumulate particular assessments on property that’s throughout the metropolis or throughout the metropolis’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (“ETJ”). A county may type a PID,however should get hold of approval from a metropolis if the proposed PID is throughout the metropolis’s ETJ. The PID establishes a mechanism to finance enchancment tasks by way of the issuance of bonds secured by particular assessments levied on all benefited properties. As a result of PID bonds can be utilized to reimburse the developer for eligible infrastructure early within the growth course of, usually earlier than the closing of the primary house.

Public Enhancements Eligible for PID Financing are; Acquisition of Proper of Methods, Artwork, Creation of pedestrian malls, Erection of foundations, Landscaping and different aesthetics, Library, Mass transit, Parks & Leisure or Cultural Services, Parking, Avenue and sidewalk. Supplemental security providers for the advance of the district, together with public security and safety providers. Supplemental business-related providers for the advance of the district. Water, wastewater, well being and sanitation or drainage.

Advantages of a PID

A PID could also be established early within the growth course of permitting the developer to be a reimbursed upon completion of the general public infrastructure. Moreover, not like a Municipal Utility District (“MUD”), Water Management and Enchancment District (“WCID”), or Contemporary Water District (“FWSD”), PIDs don’t require TCEQ approval, and are ruled by the governing physique of the town or county, thereby assuaging issues concerning board turnover and the integrity of the board. If the town chooses to annex property that’s throughout the boundaries of a PID, the town just isn’t compelled to repay the assessments, and the assessments don’t have an effect on the town’s debt capability or ranking.