Spring brings planting backyard gardens, the return of weekly mowing, and more outdoor family activities. If you are a homeowner, the spring can also bring concerns about rising property taxes. Shortly after letters from the McLennan County Appraisal District began to be sent out in April, we started hearing from neighbors about rising property values and taxes. Across Waco neighborhoods, property values increased an average of 35% this year leaving many homeowners wondering what they could do.
In response, neighborhood associations and community organizations began planning Property Tax Workshops for neighbors to learn about the protest process. Last week, we co-hosted workshops with the Heart of Texas Council of Governments in East Waco and the Alta Vista, Kendrick, and Oakwood Neighborhood Associations in South Waco. There were around 200 neighbors who came to these events to learn about the protest process from the McLennan County Appraisal District and get assistance finding home comparisons from Envision Realty Group.
The deadline for filing your property tax protest is May 16th. Instructions for filing your protest electronically are below. If you have additional questions or need further assistance, you can reach out to our office at 254-235-7358.
— Elise Jones