One of the downsides in Grimes County’s recent growth is the increase in property taxes as property values increase, as many found out as the County Appraisal District’s notices arrived in early May.
Chief Appraiser Bill Sullivan tells Navasota News, there has been a building interest in small rural properties of late stemming from the County’s and surrounding area’s growth.
On average Sullivan reports, land values have increased by 14% with some small acreage home-sites doubling from last year. But for property owners who have a homestead exemption he adds, your property taxes can only increase my 10% per year.
Or if you don’t agree with the numbers you can always officially contest them and he continues, the district has been able to resolve a bulk of the protests without having to go to court. And welcomes any questions or concerns you might have. For more information go to www.grimescad.org or call 936-873-8763.