During Commissioners Court Monday morning, Commissioner Stuart Knowlton, Precinct 2, advised citizens to double check their property surveys to ensure they are being taxed properly by the Atascosa Central Appraisal District. His advisement came upon receiving a complaint from a concerned citizen about their property taxes. If you own property that is adjacent to a county road or state highway, please double check your surveys or visit the Appraisal District.
“The citizen lives off FM 3175. The survey of their property went out to the center of the road and the Appraisal District was charging taxes on the entire size of the property, including half of the state highway,” explained Comm. Knowlton.
He emphasized that should any property owners with a significant amount of land adjacent to a state highway or county road suspect they are being over taxed for this issue, they should go to the Appraisal District and present their land survey to them.
“The Appraisal District is not going to do it for you,” said Comm. Knowlton.
“This was a significant amount of acreage this one property owner was being charged for including half of the state highway for about half or a full mile down the road.”
Should any Atascosa County residents have any questions or suspicions about their surveys or property taxes, they are encouraged to reach out to the Atascosa Central Appraisal District as soon as possible. They are located in the old Pleasanton Elementary School building at 624 N. Main St. in Pleasanton. You can also give them a call at 830- 569-8326 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.