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Notices of Appraised Market Value have been mailed by the County. If you get a notice that your appraisal has changed from the prior year, more than likely it has increased.
This year many appraisals have been increased by more than 25%. You should check your notice and if you feel your new appraisal value is excessive, you can PROTEST IT.
The quickest way to determine if the increase is excessive, is to calculate your value per square foot and then compare with the appraised value of your neighbors' homes. An easy way to find this information is by using the
web page. Input your address to find what Zillow estimates your home value is, plus the site provides you all the additional information on your home with the exception of this year's tax rate.
In the same way, you should be able to find your neighbors' information. The Zillow site will allow you to link to the Montgomery County Appraisal District Records site where you can check the current appraisals of your neighbors' properties.
The protest process is easy and most often protests are settled by the MCAD staff with the provision of some basic information. If you have questions send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.