CONROE, TX – The Montgomery County Central Appraisal District and Montgomery County Tax Office are hosting a series of workshops to discuss property values, property taxes, and ways to protest your appraisals this year.
The workshops comes after massive backlash from residents on social media regarding the fact their property values, and thusly the amount of property taxes they would have to pay, doubled and even tripled for most.
The first of the three workshops will be hosted at the North Montgomery County Community Center on April 11, 2022. Two more workshops will be held on the following nights in East and South Montgomery County, all of which will begin at 5:30p.m. and are set to end at 6:45 p.m.
North Montgomery County Community Center
500 Gerald St., Willis, TX 77378
East Montgomery County Improvement District
21575 US-59, New Caney, TX 77357
South Montgomery County Community Center
2235 Lake Robbins Dr., Spring, TX 77380
According to Montgomery County Chief Appraiser Tony Belinoski, part of the reason the appraisals jumped so high this year is due to a change in the laws, “Texas law requires Appraisal Districts to appraise all properties at 100 percent of market value as of January 1. Market value is defined as the amount a property would sell for at that specific date (January 1st). MCAD typically utilizes time adjusted market data from the previous calendar year to determine values.”
In a letter published by Belinoski, he also cites population growth and a reduction in the number of available houses in Montgomery County as part of the reasoning behind the increases. He also encourages all to file a homestead exemption on their property if they are able to do so.
The online protest portal is currently unavailable due to revisions to the program according to MCAD. However, you can still fill out an appraisal protest and turn it in by mail or in person to the Montgomery County Appraisal District in Conroe.