Dallas Votes To Allow Reappraisal For Storm-Damaged Homes

Steven Pickering
November 07, 2019 - 6:12 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The Dallas City Council has voted to let the Dallas Central Appraisal District reappraise properties damaged by the tornado in October.

Dallas County Commissioners also voted in favor of that plan earlier this week.

"We're going to automatically reappraise all of the properties and look at them, so the property owners don't have to do anything," Cheryl Jordan with the DCAD told members of the City Council. "We will be sending out notices to them once we have completed that process... and they'll have the opportunity that value with us if they believe it's wrong."

Owners of properties that received damage but don't get a notice from the DCAD can contact the district.

"We're asking everyone to keep pictures and your insurance documentation to support what your claim is," said Jordan. "We've been through three or four of these...and in the past we've had very few people protest because we're very, very fair when we're going out and  looking at this devastation."

For properties where the value is reduced, owners can receive a refund on their property taxes for 2019 if they have already paid their bills.