You can also find this article in the Polk County Enterpise pg.3A of Thursday's February 22 edition


LIVINGSTON -- A study conducted by the Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) of the Texas Comptroller's office shows that property values assessed by the Polk Central Appraisal District are at 99 percent of market value. PTAD conducts the overview and audit of appraisal district values and performance every two years to ensure that values are within state guidelines. The study looks at recent sales of residential, commercial and raw land throughout the county, separated by school district. In areas where sales volume is not sufficient to complete the study, appraisals are performed by PTAD appraisers. The requirement for the appraisal district is to be between 95 and 105 percent of market value. The Polk Central Appraisal District’s preliminary results for the 2017 property value study show it to be at 99 percent of market value overall. Study results with more than a five percent variance per school district would result in loss of school funding. Per the property tax code, all properties shall be appraised at 100 percent market value. The overall values of all school districts in Polk County have been found to be in compliance since 2013. "I am very proud of the hard work, dedication and commitment of the Polk CAD employees,” District Appraisal Chief Chad Hill said. “If anyone has any questions regarding the property value study, exemptions, ag, timber, commercial, minerals, or residential property, please call our office and we will be happy to assist you. “Appraisal notices will be mailed in mid-April and the protest deadline is May 15. Above all, I would urge everyone to pay attention to their property value. Property values for 2018 will be available on our website at when appraisal notices are sent in mid-April or you can call the CAD office at (936) 327-2174."

This article can also be found in the Thursday February 22, 2018 edition of the Polk County Enterprise. 

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