Welcome to Wilson County Appraisal District!
Our goal is to provide our users with accurate, usable information to assist in easily finding any data regarding property taxes in Wilson County. If there is data you need that does not appear on our website, or if you have suggestions, I invite your input. We are dedicated to serving the citizens of this community in every way possible to ensure that property taxation in Wilson County is fair and equal.
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The Property Tax Code in Texas is overseen by the Texas Legislature. They set the laws that guide the property valuation process. Every two years, lawmakers have an opportunity to improve that process. The Wilson County Appraisal District nor the local government officials have the authority to change the laws.
The Wilson County Appraisal District would like to clarify how the Property Tax System works. We understand the current market has many property owners confused, upset and frustrated about their appraised value.
How does the property tax system work?
There are three main parts to the property tax system in Texas:
- An appraisal district in each county sets the market value of property each year. That’s the price it would sell for when both buyer and seller seek the best price and neither is under pressure to buy or sell.
- A citizen board, called the appraisal review board (ARB), hears any disagreements between a property owner and the appraisal district.
- Local taxing units-city, county, school and special districts-decide how much money they will spend by adopting a budget. Next, the units set tax rates that will raise the revenue (levy) necessary to fund their budgets. The adopted budgets and the tax rates set to fund the budgets determine the total amount of taxes that a person will pay.
VALUE x RATE = PROPERTY TAX
Tax Rate is a rate that when multiplied by the total taxable value will generate a certain amount of levy. If values increase, the tax levy will increase unless the taxing unit lowers its rate.
A TAXING UNIT CAN LOWER THE TAX RATE DUE TO INCREASED VALUE IN ORDER TO NOT INCREASE THE TAX BURDEN ON PROPERTY OWNERS.
How do you ensure you are not paying too much in property taxes?
- Make sure that you have applied for all exemptions for which you may qualify. Exemptions lower your taxable value resulting in a lower tax bill. If you own your home and live there as of January 1, you may qualify for a Homestead Exemption. Owners who are disabled, are 65 years of age or older, or are disabled veterans, may have other exemptions available to them.
- Be Informed as to what other properties are selling for in your area. Values are driven by the market, so the amount of money that other properties similar to yours are selling for has an effect on the value of your property. This is true whether or not you plan to sell your property. The Wilson County Appraisal District collects information about the physical characteristics of all taxable properties. While we try to visit as many properties as possible each year, we are frequently not able to inspect the interior of buildings. If your property has problems, especially if they are not evident from the outside, please let us know.
- If you believe that your value is incorrect, you may protest your assessment. The deadline to file a protest is set by law as May 15. You may protest even though you do not receive a notice of appraised value. .
DUE TO AN ERROR IN THE SYSTEM WHEN UPDATING VALUES, WE HAVE MADE AN ADJUSTMENT ON FLORESVILLE CITY ACCOUNTS WITH ACREAGE 1.5 OR HIGHER. AS OF TODAY 4-17-21 @ 9:30 AM THE ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN CORRECTED IN OUR SYSTEM. CHECK THE ONLINE PROPERTY SEARCH TO LOOK AT YOUR CORRECTED VALUE, THE WEBSITE IS UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY SO PLEASE KEEP CHECKING BACK TO SEE THE CHANGES. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SINCERE APOLOGY FOR THIS ERROR.
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