On Friday evening, the administrators of the Facebook group, Big Spring Issues, held a public meeting at Ryan Hall to help Big Spring residents gain information about their recently received property valuations. Prior to the meeting, many people had voiced their discontent about the information they received. According to Scott Emerson, one of the administrators of Big Spring Issues, the purpose of the meeting was to offer information to the public because many people had questions.
Kory Ryan with Brusniak Law, out of Dallas, gave an informative presentation over the process of protesting the property valuations that were issued, as well as the pros and cons of doing it yourself or hiring a professional. Brusniak Law is a Texas property tax litigation firm, with clients who range from Fortune 100 companies to local businesses, but they do not work with residential properties. Although this was the case, he did offer contact information for Texas Tax Protest, 214-960-5590.
During his presentation, Ryan noted that property taxes will continue to rise over time, but residents can successfully protest their valuations in order to keep it as low as you possibly can. When protesting valuations, it’s important that you collect as much evidence as possible to substantiate your claim. It’s always in your best interest to attend the Appraisal Review Board Meeting in person, and not let emotions get the best of you during this meeting. Ryan also pointed out that just like law enforcement officers, the people at Appraisal District are only doing the job that they are required to do.