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All Points: Tax appraisals

Aerial photograph of the neighborhood east of Jacksboro Hwy and north of 20th St.
Aerial photograph of the neighborhood east of Jacksboro Hwy and north of 20th St. Star-Telegram archives

The Tarrant Appraisal District is mailing out 2016 property value notices, and TAD officials say residential values are up sharply because of a “hot real estate market.”

Average home values are up 14 percent across the county, but state law limits increases in valuation for tax purposes to 10 percent. Thousands of homeowners and business property owners file protests every year, seeking to have their tax appraisals lowered.

What’s your opinion of the Texas property tax system? Does the appeal process work? How hard is it to get your appraisal lowered? Should the Legislature make changes?

Send no more than 150 words with your name, address and phone number to letters@star-telegram.com. Deadline is Wednesday.

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