Expect property taxes to go up this year

Housing market prices driving up appraisals in Escambia County

Most residents in Escambia County (Ala.) will see an increase in their property taxes this year due to the cost in the housing market going up.

Tax Assessor Thad Moore, Jr., said most property owners should see an increase based on market values and property owners should have already received or will receive a notice in the mail saying what their new tax bill will be.

“A lot of values are going up because the real estate market has gone up,” Moore said.

Moore added that if people think the value of their house or land is appraised too high they have options.

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