Homeowners in Lamar County are upset that new appraisal values will have them paying more in taxes and are speaking out.
The Lamar County Appraisal District recently sent out officials letters to homeowners showing the changes.
“My land went up $150,000 with nothing on it. House up $49,000 more with nothing done,” said one homeowner online.
Another said, “ours went up $98,000. No improvements and 22 year old home.”
One local said they saw an increase of $30,000 on a “small old house, on a little old lot with no improvements, in a run down neighborhood” and that they’ll be protesting the appraisal.
Property owners who disagree with the appraised value of their property, the exemptions or any other action by the appraisal district have the right to appeal to the Lamar County Appraisal Review Board (ARB).
According to the LCAD, before appealing the value, the best question to ask yourself is, “could I sell my property for this amount?” and if the answer is yes, then it is probably a reasonable value. If the answer is no, then homeowners should proceed with the appeal.
The deadline for filing a protest with the ARB is written at the bottom of your notice of appraised value.
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