Sims Bayou Watershed Open House Announcement

May 5, 2017

The Flood Control District and FEMA are sharing revised preliminary floodplain maps in the Sims Bayou Watershed in order to help officials and residents identify their flood risks and use that information to make decisions about buying flood insurance and any future development. These Flood Insurance Rate Maps include the map revisions that became effective in May 2016.

To share this information, a public Open House is scheduled for interested citizens to obtain more information about the proposed changes.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Houston Community College – Central South Campus
1990 Airport Blvd
Houston, TX 77051

Attached is a flyer for you to share with anyone interested in learning more about the Sims Bayou Flood Insurance Rate Maps. Additional information is available, including links to the interactive mapping website on Residents can also contact the floodplain administrator in each community in the Sims Bayou Watershed area for more details. For questions regarding the open house, please contact the Flood Control District’s floodplain information line at 713-684-4150 or online at

At this time of year, we receive inquiries regarding your annual assessment statement and when payment is due. Typically, the assessment statements are mailed out immediately after the District's last board meeting of the year.

In order to avoid penalty and interest (which accrues on February 1st), your annual assessment payment must be postmarked by January 31st.

Payments should be made payable to the District and mailed to:
Equi-Tax Inc.
Tax Assessor/Collector
P. O. Box 73109
Houston, TX 77273

Please do NOT mail or deliver assessment payments to the management district office.

You may also obtain a copy of your statement at

For information regarding your billing, please call the Equi-Tax Customer Service Line at 281-444-3946 from Mon-Thur 8 am until 4:30 pm.

For information regarding ownership, address or appraised value, please call the Harris County Appraisal District at 713-957-7800.