LISA VON DOMEK
ABR, AHWD, ALHS, ASP,
BPOR, CAPS, CDPE, CGP,
CLHMS, CMS, CRS, CSP,
e-PRO, GREEN, GRI, MRP,
PS, QSC, SFR, SRES,
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
Lisa Von Domek
ABR, ALHS, ASP, AHWD, BPOR,
CAPS, CDPE, CGP, CLHMS, CMS,
CRS, CSP, e-PRO, GREEN, GRI, MRP,
PS, QSC, SFR, SRES, TAHS, TRC
Mary Murillo, Realtor®
ABR, AHWD, CMS, e-PRO, PS,
QSC, SFR, TAHS
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Diane Duffy, Sales Associate
AHWD, CMS, PS, QSC
Bill Richey, Sales Associate
AHWD, CMS, PS, QSC, SFR, TAHS
The Dallas Area Metroplex comprises multiple counties with varying property tax rates. For your convenience, here are the five major County Central Appraisal Districts. You can link directly to their sites by clicking on the name of the County you need information for:
PROPERTY TAX PRIMER:
In Texas, real property (land, improvements to the land, and improvements on the land) are subject to ad valorem property taxes. The market value of the property (land and improvements) is determined by a Central Appraisal District (CAD) in each county using mass appraisal techniques which apply to large numbers of similar properties rather than individual property appraisals as might be employed by a fee appraiser performing an appraisal for a mortgage loan application. In Texas, property is required to be valued at 100% of market value and all taxing jurisdictions must use the market value as determined by the CAD. There are no "assessment ratios" in Texas.
Texas law requires that a CAD notify a property owner of the market value of their property at least once every three years or if
In Texas, CADs also administer exemptions. Exemptions, while they do not affect the market value of the property, "exempt" a portion of the value of the property from taxation. "Homestead" exemptions apply only to the property owner's principle residence. Homestead exemptions include the "general homestead", "over 65 homestead", "disabled person homestead", and the special "over 55 surviving spouse of a person who received the over-65 exemption homestead". Other exemptions exist for persons disabled due to military service.
Calculation of taxes must be done on a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction basis, since each individual jurisdiction establishes its own tax rate and exemption values.
Taxpayers have certain rights in the Texas Tax Code. For example, a property owner has the right to see the information the CAD used to establish market value of their property. In addition,
A taxpayer also has certain remedies:
A full explanation of these rights, remedies and responsibilities is outlined in the publication Taxpayer's Rights, Remedies and Responsibilities which is available on the Texas State Comptroller's Web site.
LISA VON DOMEK, Broker/Associate, Realtor®
ABR, ALHS, AHWD, ASP, BPOR, CAPS, CDPE, CGP, CMS, CRS,
CSP, E-PRO, GREEN, GRI, MRP, PS, QSC, SFR, SRES, TAHS, TRC
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