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Arkansas Code Title 14. Local Government § 14-14-711. Subordinate districts--Administration

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(a) GENERALLY.  A subordinate service district may be administered directly as a part of the office of the county judge, as a part of a department with or without an advisory or administrative board, or as a separate department with or without an advisory or administrative board.

(b) BUDGET.  The budget for each subordinate service district shall be appropriated as other funds of the county.

(c) TAX LISTS.  Upon request, the county assessor shall provide the quorum court with the assessed or taxable value of all property in a proposed established subordinate service district and a list of property owners and residential structures based on the last completed assessment roll of the county.


(1)(A) Service charges for subordinate service districts shall be entered on tax statements by the county sheriff or county collector pursuant to § 26-35-705 and shall be collected with the real and personal property taxes of the county.

(B) No collector of taxes shall accept payment of any property taxes if the taxpayer has been billed for services authorized by a subordinate service district unless the service charge is also receipted.

(C) If a property owner fails to pay the service charge, the service charge shall become a lien on the property.

(2) A subordinate service district may choose to forgo county collection of its annual service charges and instead collect its service charges on a suitable periodic basis if the subordinate service district provides its own billing and collection service.

(e) USE OF FUNDS.  Funds raised through service charges for a subordinate service district may be used only for subordinate service district purposes.  These public funds shall be maintained in the county treasury and accounted for as an enterprise fund.  Disbursements of all subordinate service district funds shall be made only upon voucher or claim presented to and approved by the county judge, acting in his or her capacity as the chief executive officer of the county, unless otherwise provided by ordinance establishing the district.

Cite this article: - Arkansas Code Title 14. Local Government § 14-14-711. Subordinate districts--Administration - last updated January 01, 2020 |

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