It's going to be a wild and crazy year for property-tax appeals in southeast Texas thanks to the massive damage from Hurricane Harvey. If you're planning to appeal your assessed value, NOW is the time to start planning. The queue for tax hearings will likely be the longest in recent history, so make your appointment to appeal as soon as you can. While you have until May 31 to request an appeal, if you wait too long you may be pushed back into the fourth quarter before your appeal can be heard!
I received an e-mail from O'Connor & Associates, one of the largest tax-appeal consulting firms in the country - it contained a link to a web page they've posted that will give you some great ideas on how to start your planning process - I urge you to read it and take advantage of the good advice!