Company fights property appraisal

Kelly Holleran Oct. 3, 2011, 6:00am

White Flint Partners alleges the taxes it is paying on its Jefferson County property are too high.

White Flint Partners filed a lawsuit Aug. 17 in Jefferson County District Court against Jefferson County Appraisal District.

In its complaint, White Flint Partners alleges the appraised value of its property "is excessive and unlawful."

White Flint Partners does not specify where its property is located and does not say how much it was appraised for. It does, however, say that the appraised value exceeds the median appraised value of similar properties.

Because of the over appraisal on its property, White Flint Partners claims it is paying too much in property taxes, which are determined based on the appraisal value.

In its complaint, White Flint Partners seeks an unspecified judgment, plus costs, attorneys' fees and other relief the court deems just. It also wants the court to correct the appraisal value and to ensure equal treatment.

Melissa Ramirez and David Hugin of Popp, Gray and Hutcheson in Austin will be representing it.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A190-685

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