Tax changes needed

Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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While state law only allows for a 10 percent property tax increase per year, it seems our county has found a loophole.

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Appraisals getting out of hand

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2019
By Ronald Willis

In the April 27 Messenger, a front page story stated home values jumped 8.7 percent and the average in Decatur and Paradise jumped nearly $20,000.

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Preliminary tax values increase from 2017

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Racey Burden

Preliminary tax values are in, and the numbers are still trending positive across the county.

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Values rise across county

Published Saturday, May 5, 2018
By Racey Burden

Property values soared by double digits in 15 Wise County taxing entities in the past year.

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Certified tax values released

Published July 25, 2017
By Racey Burden

Certified tax values rose throughout most of the county this year, buoyed by increases in real estate values across the board. According to the certified values released by Chief Appraiser Mickey Hand, Wise County will see an overall increase of 3.1 percent, bringing total taxable values to $6,434,419,903. The county’s real estate values increased by […]

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Preliminary tax values look bleak

Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Double-digit drops in mineral values have made for a dismal financial outlook for most of Wise County.

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Property tax values take a shallow dip

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

Property tax values in Wise County dropped just less than 1 percent this year, according to the certified tax roll released this week.

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Values drop as drilling slows

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Brian Knox

Decline in oil and gas prices put a dent in mineral values, a big part of why preliminary tax values for 2015 show a 3.62 percent decrease for Wise County.

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