NUECES COUNTY HOMEOWNERS… WILL SOON RECEIVE THEIR UPDATED PROPERTY TAX ASSESMENT. BECAUSE OF HURRICANE HARVEY… COUNY APPRAISERS ARE EXPECTING PLENTY OF APPEALS. DOUBLE BOX KRIS 6 NEWS REPORTER GREG CHANDLER … SPOKE WITH THE COUNTY’S CHIEF APPRAISER. GREG… WHEN WILL PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS GO OUT? WX PLASMA GREG WELL STEPH… NUECES COUNTY’S CHIEF APPRAISER TOLD ME… NOTICES START GOING OUT SATURDAY… AND PROPERTY OWNERS SHOULD START SEEING THEM IN THEIR MAILBOXES… BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. BECAUSE OF HURRICANE HARVEY… APPRAISERS EXPECT TO SEE MORE PROTESTS… ESPECIALLY IN HARDER HIT AREAS… LIKE MUSTANG ISLAND… AND PORT ARANSAS. VO GREG THAT’S WHY THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT… IS ADDING A LETTER… WITH HELPFUL HINTS… TO GUIDE PEOPLE THROUGH THE PROTEST PROCESS. ANYONE WANTING TO PROTEST THEIR TAX APPRAISAL… CAN EITHER DROP BY THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT OFFICE… OR GO TO ONE OF A SERIES OF SATURDAY FIELD WORKSHOPS. WHO’S LIKELY TO PROTEST? WELL… PEOPLE WHO STILL HAVE HARVEY RELATED DAMAGE. BUT… IN ORDER TO HAVE THEIR TAXES ADJUSTED… PROPERTY OWNERS SHOULD BRING PLENTY OF DOCUMENTATION. STILL STORE EXAMPLES INCLUDE … PHOTOGRAPHS. PREFERABLY HARD COPIES … BUT APPRAISERS WILL ACCEPT THEM ON A PORTABLE STORAGE DEVICE… LIKE A THUMB DRIVE… WHICH WILL BE KEPT BY THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT. ANY WRITTEN ESTIMATES FROM CONTRACTORS. AND REPORTS FROM INSURANCE COMPANIES… FEMA… OR TWIA. CHIEF APPRAISER RONNIE CANALES SAYS… THE MORE DOCUMENTATION YOU HAVE… THE BETTER. SOT 13;01;22;22 – Whether it’s through FEMA, whether it’s a contractor, whether it’s an insurance settlement, or whether it’s the windstorm people; we need to have documentation. At the end of the day we respond to the Comptroller’s office, and when they see numbers dropping big time, we need to have proper documentation to justify that. 13;01;42;21 STILL STORE GREG THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT… WILL ALSO HOLD A SERIES OF IN THE FIELD… PROTEST WORKSHOPS… OVER FOUR SATURDAYS IN APRIL AND MAY. THE FIRST… IS APRIL 21ST IN CALALLEN … WITH OTHERS PLANNED FOR FLOUR BLUFF… AND TWO IN PORT ARANSAS. WX PLASMA THESE WORKSHOPS WILL BE FULLY STAFFED … AND IMMEDIATE INSPECTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE. GREG CHANDLER… KRIS 6 NEWS. XXXXX? TOP VO LEE