Like many states, in Texas, property taxes are local taxes that provide the largest source of money local governments use to pay for schools, streets, roads, police, fire protection, and many other services.
With a population of 609,017 Texans to serve, the Williamson County (“Wilco”) Central Appraisal District takes its role seriously as it’s the primary source of revenue for its citizens’ public services. In addition to keeping best management practices and disseminating consistent and clear public communications, the astute Wilco Central Appraisal District team keeps its finger on the pulse of PropTech innovations, all to ensure Wilco residents are fairly taxed and their government is appropriately funded.
In 2019, the Wilco team began to explore integrating artificial intelligence technology into its semi-annual home data collection process to reduce error rates, increase efficiency, and save taxpayer dollars. Specifically, the team focused on improving its process of assigning “Quality Class” to homes by its tax assessors.