May 28, 2014
Overall taxable values for both residential and commercial properties are up about 7 percent, according to statistics released by the Dallas Central Appraisal District. For just residential properties, the values are up an average of 5.6 percent. Last year, which was also considered a solid growth year, the values rose 4.3 percent.
While this is good news for the government, it can be a bitter pill for homeowners, who will likely see an increase in their property tax bills due to higher appraisals. Property appraisals were mailed in April and homeowners owners have until Monday, June 2 to file a protest of their values.
Tips on how to protest your Dallas County taxes can be found here ( just click). The procedure has been streamlined with an easy online process. Just scan your supporting documents and include them with your protest. I recently did and got a decrease in my appraisal.
If you're planning to protest your property value, go to my page of tips here and my suggestions here.