If you live in the rural part of DeWitt County, you are likely to get a letter soon that may be disturbing.
DeWitt Appraisal District has completed a reappraisal of rural residences. Some may see their house triple in value.
Letters reflecting those new appraised values will be mailed to homeowners Friday. These appraised values are used to determine property taxes.
According to District Chief Appraiser Beverly Malone, the method of determining rural housing values has not been updated for many years. The Texas Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) has notified the appraisal district and school districts it has to be updated.
She said the Comptroller’s office reviews the policies and procedures of every appraisal district. Their latest findings show the local method needed updating.
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View and The Cuero Record.