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Appraisal notices already in the mail
LIVINGSTON —It is that time of year again. Appraisal notices were mailed on April 13. In order to ensure property owners a less stressful experience, the Polk Central Appraisal District would like to offer some suggestions. Whether you enter into informal discussions with an appraiser or you decide to appeal before the Appraisal Review Board in a formal protest, you will need to be prepared. You will need to supply evidence supporting your reason for protesting. If you are protesting the valuation of your property, you should bring evidence of sales of similar properties or evidence about your property that is affecting its value. Evidence may include photographs, settlement statements, blueprints, surveys, etc. The burden of proof lies on the CAD. You should know that prior to sending out notices the CAD has completed extensive research and conducted ratio studies in order to determine fair market value. If you are protesting unequal appraisal, you should bring any documentation regarding CAD values on properties similar to yours, proposed 2013 values will be available at www. polkcad.org May 1 or come to the CAD office and the CAD staff will help you with any information you may need. The Polk Central Appraisal District is at 114 Matthews St in Livingston. Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.