What’s got Dallas County residents nervously waiting in anticipation? On May 1, property tax notices will begin appearing in mailboxes across the county and some residents will need to prep for a fight.
With the third highest effective property tax rates in the nation, Texas has been feeling the squeeze for years. And across Texas, 2017 tax notices are once again raising eyebrows and ire. Tarrant County residents saw a 9 percent increase over last year on average, with 1,300 people filing protests in the first week of notices being mailed. Travis County saw similar increases. Residential property values went up 8 percent and commercial property values went up 23 percent on average. In Harris County, residential property values went up 5.5 percent on average.
With mere weeks until property tax notices go out, experts predict the plight may be even graver for Dallas County residents.