John Ames Dallas County tax Assessor

Will There Be Any Property Tax Help This Year?

By Jon Anderson / August 17, 2020 / 3 Comments

Two weeks ago, I received my property taxes on my second home. I was surprised by the thickness of the envelope – and then a sheaf of papers and four envelopers tumbled out. I figured it was some hiccup with the stuffing machine. It wasn’t. Hawaii has some seriously low property tax rates – for […]

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

By Candy Evans / June 1, 2016 / 1 Comment

 “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 […]

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Here’s Why John Ames House Appraised So Low: He Had a HOUSE FIRE!

By Candy Evans / June 1, 2016 / 4 Comments

I knew there was a good (well, in this case, terrible) reason, because John is, as I said, one of best Tax Appraisers/Collectors we have ever had. Under his watch the office has become much more efficient, the clerks are friendly and polite, and well, maybe he ought to interview for the new management job […]

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Dallas County Tax Assessor John Ames’ Property Taxes Went DOWN for 2016 in DeSoto

By Candy Evans / June 1, 2016 / 15 Comments

Update, 4:09 pm: there IS a good, well, a very bad reason why John Ames had such a low appraisal: his home burned down! Details coming up. I love our Dallas County Tax Assessor John R. Ames, I really do. I’ve met him, I voted for him, just love the guy. I think he’s doing […]

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