District 2 Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez wants a displacement study completed when developers seek incentives from the city.
Want lower property taxes? A step-by-step guide for protesting your appraisal
The appraisal process in Bexar County can be confusing to local homeowners who worry about how they’re going to pay their property tax bill. This guide explains how to protest your appraisal for free.
Here’s how two Texas constitutional amendments could lower some property taxes
The propositions on the May 7 ballot would lower property taxes by shifting more public school costs to the state. But the measures’ language can be hard to understand.
Tax subsidy sometimes used for affordable housing redirected to Broadway attractions north of downtown San Antonio
A financial tool used to help fund affordable housing was recently repurposed for the San Antonio Zoo, the Witte Museum, Garden and Brackenridge Park, a move that has some nonprofit developers scratching their heads.
Tax breaks for developers under scrutiny in San Antonio, Texas capitol
A growing number of advocates are demanding that the City of San Antonio stop using property tax exemptions to build housing, while Texas lawmakers have a similar debate in Austin.
Property owners asked to file appraisal protests online amid Covid-19
Bexar Appraisal District officials are urging property owners to protest their appraisals using an online services portal amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Analysis: Rising property values — and taxes — during an economic slump
This year’s taxes are supposed to be based on commercial, industrial and residential property values at the beginning of the year. In some places hit hard by Covid-19 in the last two or three months, those values were higher then than they are today.
Bexar Appraisal District wants to freeze property values amid COVID-19 outbreak
The Bexar Appraisal District wants to freeze property values, and therefore property taxes, amid the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s first seeking permission from Gov. Greg Abbott to do so.
Tax freezes might come to San Antonio. Where exactly, and who’s eligible?
City officials continue to hammer out a policy that will offer eligible homeowners in certain neighborhoods an abatement on the city portion of their property tax bill, up to 10 years.
Have a question about your property value? Ask the chief appraiser at EngageSA
On Wednesday, our EngageSA series concludes with a one-on-one talk with Michael Amezquita, chief appraiser of the Bexar Appraisal District.