The Washington County Appraisal District announced moderate growth of property values for this year.

Chief Appraiser Willy Dillworth has released the certified numbers for Washington County, citing a 3.1 percent increase compared to last year’s property values.  The assessed property value for the county in 2018 totaled $3,667,748,728.

Dilworth said growth in commercial properties and raw land accounted for a large portion of the increases in this year’s appraisals.

The city of Brenham saw a 3.8 percent increase in property values compared to last year, with Burton netting a 3.3 percent increase.

The Brenham School District saw a 3.2 percent increase inside its district, while the Burton School District will see a 2.2 percent increase in taxable property values within the district.

Blinn College net a 3 percent increase in its district, with the Oak Hill Water District seeing a 2.8 percent increase.

The certified numbers will be presented to various governmental entities, which will set tax rates in the coming months to fund their new budgets.

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