Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Flower Mound residents sue appraisal district

Several Flower Mound residents recently filed suit against the Denton Central Appraisal District, alleging its mass appraisal system over-values properties compared to their market value.

Mitch and Catherine Vexler, owners of Mavex Shops of Flower Mound on FM 407, and Jim and Gloria Solinski filed the lawsuit against DCAD, current Chief Appraiser Don Spencer and former Chief Appraiser Hope McClure last month in a Denton County district court, according to The Texan, a statewide political news outlet.

The petition claims DCAD sent property notices showing a market value increase of 20%, and it accuses the district of behaving recklessly and having a lack of oversight.

The Texas Constitution requires that property be taxed in an equal and uniform manner. The lawsuit argues that the DCAD valuations are not equal and uniform because “such an increase far exceeds the present fair market cash value of those properties as a whole.”

Click here to read more about the lawsuit.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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