It's sad when our government and judicial offices become so entangled in minutia created by legislators that they are unable to use common sense, hear the facts on construction standards used and that their mass appraisal system has no latitude to take into account anything that does not fit into the commonly used building practices on which they base their assessment.
It's sad for the public to no longer be able to use the castle for their special wedding or events because of a taxation which makes it impossible for a Mom and Pop business to stay in business (only using our home for less than 5% of the year and to be taxed for the entire 365days as though we're a Wal Mart is unconscionable.)
What's sadder still is that all of you that have a home based business could be taxed as a commercial property for all year even though it is part time! Watch out all you part time businesses that work out of your home you may be next - forced also to close your doors because of outrageous assessments.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas! The Christmas Eve at the castle will not be held this year!