Every year we offer to assist homeowners if they want to contest the tax assessment on their property. We provide them with sale comparables they can take to the Collin County Tax Appraisal office to plead their case.
Sometimes we see property tax valuations we pretty much agree with and other times they can be dramatically inflated. When that happens, it can cost you money.
This is a service we provide free of charge and there's no obligation. We consider it a public service and we're happy to do it. We'd sit with you for about 15 minutes and run some comparables.
If you decide to contest, it's painless and doesn't take much time. Worst case, they don't agree and you've lost nothing. Best case, they listen, agree with you and you've saved yourself some money.
Remember, each one of their agents has thousands of cases they'll be responsible for. They want to get their cases cleared and not have the homeowner take the next step, which is appeal. I've found them to be fair in most cases.
The key is to have your protest completed by May 15th. We'll be announcing the days and times for homeowners to sign up shortly after the county sends out their proposed assessments.