ESD No. 3

Comal County Emergency Services District No. 3

An Emergency Services District (ESD) is a local government agency created by a vote of the public to provide fire protection and/or emergency medical services (EMS) in specific areas in unincorporated Comal County. There are more than 318 ESDs in Texas, 7 of which are in Comal County. The governing statute for an ESD is Chapter 775 of the Texas Health and Safety Code. An ESD collects taxes based on appraisals of real and personal property.

Comal County Rural Fire Prevention District No. 4 (RFPD No. 4) was formed through a local referendum election as a political subdivision of the State of Texas under the Health and Safety Code Chapter 794 in 1992 for the provision of Fire Department services in the CLVFD service area. The creation of the RFPD No. 4 allowed for the collection of ad valorem property taxes at a rate not to exceed $0.03 per $100 property evaluation in order to support fire prevention and suppression efforts within the service area. CCRFPD No. 4 was legislatively converted to Comal County Emergency Services District No. 3 (CCESD No. 3) in 2003. CCESD No. 3 is a political subdivision of the State of Texas under the Health and Safety Code Chapter 775.

Current Property Tax Rate .07272¢ per $100 Valuation – Owner of a $200,000 home pays $146 a year for Fire Emergency Services – approximately $12.12 per month.


ESD No. 3 Commissioners:

Don Wagner, President2022-23
Holly Gill, Vice President2021-22
Susan Shirley-Menzel, Secretary2022-23
Stuart Magloff, Asst. Treasurer2022-23
Alan Stahlman, Treasurer2021-22

ESD No. 3 Commissioners:

Don Wagner, President


Jane Bowen, Vice President


Susan Shirley-Menzel, Secretary


Dennis Deeny, Treasurer


Alan Stahlman, Asst. Treasurer


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In case of an emergency call 911

Contact Us

ESD No. 3
PO Box 2140
Canyon Lake, TX 78133

Next meeting

ESD No. 3 (Fire) Next Meeting(s)

Regular Monthly Meeting

Thursday, January 19th @ 1:30PM

@ Canyon Lake Fire/EMS Station 51, 1074 Scissortail, Canyon Lake, TX 78133









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