Austin Lake Bulkhead Update

Dear South Shore Harbour MUD7 Taxpayer and Residents,

The MUD7 Board of Directors has selected Shirley and Sons to complete the installation of a new bulkhead around the perimeter of Austin Lake according to the recommendations of our District Engineer. The Board of Directors is working with the District Engineer to address some of the erosion concerns around the lake. Also, an arborist will be used to trim or remove any trees as required to complete the project.

The details of this project can be found on this website under the RESOURCES/PROJECTS/AUSTIN LAKE tabs or at this link:

The district engineer is in the process of setting up the preconstruction meeting with the contractor and finalizing the contract which the board expects to sign at the next monthly meeting. After this meeting we will have a better understanding of when the project will start and how long it will take and provide some updates via our website or email blast.

To reiterate the points from the previous letter sent out with the HOA, the paths around Austin Lake will be impacted using heavy equipment and movement of machinery and materials, including increased noise and uneven ground in the area. Some path areas may be closed for safety purposes. The District, via our engineer, will monitor and inspect the project daily during active construction.

The Board very much understands that the community may have concerns and that there will be an inconvenience to the residents during construction. We believe the result will be worth the temporary inconvenience in order to provide a lasting bulkhead that is both aesthetically pleasing and well-constructed. The Board wishes to thank the community in advance for its patience during the construction process and asks that if you have any questions, to please contact the District’s office at

Thank you and warm regards,

Board of Directors South Shore Harbour MUD No. 7


New Tax Assessor / Collector

Dear South Shore Harbour MUD No. 7 taxpayers:

Please note that effective July 1, 2023, all District tax payments will be assessed and collected by the Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector’s Office. Please make note of the new Tax Assessor Collector’s contact information:

Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector
722 Moody Avenue, Galveston, Texas 77550
(409) 766-2260
1 (877) 766-2284 Toll Free

South Shore Harbour MUD No. 7 Board of Directors Is Seeking to Fill Two (2) MUD Board Positions

Dear residents of South Shore Harbour MUD No. 7:

The MUD Board would like to fill two (2) positions to the Board of Directors and encourages those residents interested in serving the MUD to please reach out to the Board via the MUD’s website at

For a better understanding of the Board’s operations, feel free to review the website or attend the upcoming May 9th meeting.  The Board currently meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. and will also be holding a Special Town Hall meeting on May 11th at 7:00 p.m.

Previous meeting minutes, governing documents, and current MUD projects may be found on the District’s website.  The Board looks forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have regarding these positions.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 7 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2022 on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at 11:30 a.m., at 2500 South Shore Blvd., League City, TX 77573. 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.

Click here to read the notice.

Kroger Lake Bulkhead Project

Dear Homeowners,

The South Shore Harbour Municipal Utility District No. 7 bulkhead project is well underway. Recently, you may have noticed some of the damage done to the sidewalk surrounding the Lake. Please note that the District monitors and inspects the Project with daily inspections during the construction process. It is the expressed goal of the District to return the property to its original or better condition after the Project is complete. This would certainly include repair of any cracked or broken concrete or sod which has been destroyed. The Board very much understands the concerns of the Community and is aware of the inconvenience that the Project may be placing upon the residents. The Board believes the end result will be worth the temporary inconvenience and shall provide a lasting bulkhead that is both aesthetically pleasing and well constructed. The Board thanks you for your patience during the construction process.


South Shore Harbour MUD No. 7 Board of Directors

June 16, 2022


Latest Tax News

The Board of Directors of South Shore Harbour MUD No. 7 is pleased to announce that for the year 2022, a $65,000 tax exemption in the assessed valuation of properties within the District owned by persons 65 years and older or disabled persons has been adopted.

To qualify for the age 65 or older local option exemption, the owner must be age 65 or older and live in the house. If the age 65 or older homeowner dies, the surviving spouse may continue to receive the local option exemption if the surviving spouse is age 55 or older at the time of death and lives in and owns the home and applies for the exemption.

A disabled person must meet the definition of disabled for the purpose of receiving disability insurance benefits under the Federal Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Act.

To apply for the 65 years and older or disabled exemption, please contact the appraisal district for more information.