Kelly Holleran Oct. 16, 2012, 11:08am

A Jefferson County business claims it is paying more in taxes than it owes because of an inflated appraisal value on its property.

NHP Trisun filed a lawsuit Oct. 3 in Jefferson County District Court against Jefferson County Appraisal District.

In its complaint, NHP alleges the Jefferson County Appraisal District valued its properties at 7200 Ninth Avenue, 2485 S. Major Drive and 4225 Lake Arthur Drive for $4,835,910, $7,052,150 and $2,810,810 respectively. However, the correct worth of the properties is well below their appraised values, according to the complaint.

“The property’s appraised value exceeds, by at least 10 percent, the median of: (1) a reasonable and representative sample of other property in the appraisal district or (2) a sample of properties in the appraisal district consisting of a reasonable number of other properties similarly situated to, or of the same general kind and character as, the property,” the suit states.

In addition to asking the court to lower the appraised value of its property, NHP seeks an order that the appraisal process be fair and seeks costs, attorneys’ fees and other relief the court deems just.

Melinda D. Blackwell and Amy J. Stowe of Brusniak & Blackwell in Dallas will be representing it.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Case No. E193-255

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