Official Statement from John Ames, Dallas County Tax Assesor/Collector

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 “Our family home caught fire on February 16, 2015 at 1 am.  We were fortunate that my wife, two children and mother-in-law were all able to escape unharmed.  I was in Austin on county business at the time.  The fire was caused by an electrical shortage.  After much consideration, we decided to rebuild our home and construction began in October 2015.  On January 1, 2016, when the house was appraised by DCAD, the house was only partially constructed with a new roof, new windows and interior studs.  The house is still under construction and we hope to move back into the home this summer.  In January 2017, DCAD will revalue the home and it will be 100% complete.”

 John R. Ames, PCC, CTA

Tax Assessor/Collector

Dallas County Tax Office

P: 214-653-7630 F: 214-653-7887

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