Jefferson County Appraisal District appears to have over-taxed this property by 37%!

The house at 3700 Platt Ave, Port Arthur, Texas, 77640 sold for $75,000 in February 2020.  Jefferson County Appraisal District valued this property at $102,890 for the 2020 property tax year.

The owner will pay an extra $753 (2.7% tax rate times amount over-valued) in property taxes, just for this year, unless they protest their property taxes or hire a property tax consultant to protest for them.

The first step for homeowners is to obtain a homestead for their primary residence.  It does not appear the home at 3700 Platt Ave, Port Arthur, Texas, 77640 is the primary residence.  They do have their homestead exemption.

Jefferson County Appraisal District reports this 2,343 square foot house was built in 1959 and is located on a 16,801 square foot lot.

Because the property is more than 25% over-taxed, it qualifies for a substantial error protest if a routine protest was not filed.

If you know the owners at 3700 Platt Ave, Port Arthur, Texas, 77640 please encourage them to file a property tax protest.  Even if they missed the May 15 protest deadline, they can still file a substantial error protest.  In many cases, if they provide the appraisal district with a copy of the closing statement, they will correct the value.

Just for filing a form with a copy of the closing statement the owner can save $753.

Jefferson County property tax information: Jefferson County Appraisal District

Jefferson County property tax info: Informal Property Tax Hearing