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Bexar Homeowners Should Brace For Another Year Of Higher Property Tax Appraisals

Bexar County homeowners may want to prepare for another round of property-tax sticker shock.

The county’s chief tax appraiser says that when appraisal notices are mailed on April 28, they will reflect an increase in residential property values of 7 to 10 percent for most neighborhoods.

Credit Jan Ross / Texas Public Radio
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Bexar County Chief Appraiser Michael Amezquita and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff recently discussed tax issues on Texas Public Radio's, "The Source."

Bexar County Chief Tax Appraiser Michael Amezquita talks about what homeowners can expect, and their options for contesting the appraisal numbers which are used to calculate an owner’s tax bill.

Here’s the interview:

Amezquita told Texas Public Radio: 

·       There’s a form on the back of the notice that can be used to file an appraisal protest

·       Residential property owners can challenge their appraisals in person, by mail or online

·       An owner’s taxable property value will increase no more than 10 percent per year regardless the overall increase in property value

·       Owners 65 years or older can file to have their property appraisal amount frozen

·       If you are appealing your appraisal the most effective information to present includes market information about properties values in your area.  You may also present proof that the value of your property is affected by deteriorating condition.  If you have a deficient roof or plumbing, for example, that may be considered in determining the appraisal. 

Shelley Kofler is Texas Public Radio’s news director. She joined the San Antonio station in December 2014 and leads a growing staff that produces two weekly programs; a daily talk show, news features, reports and online content. Prior to TPR, Shelley served as the managing editor and news director at KERA in Dallas-Fort Worth, and the Austin bureau chief and legislative reporter for North Texas ABC affiliate WFAA-TV.