Property tax appraisals for the current year's taxable values were issued recently, and many Texas homeowners witnessed dramatic increases, some as much as 30 percent. If you’re looking for help with a property tax appraisal protest, we are happy to put together a list of similar, sold homes in your neighborhood. Reach out to us anytime: (512) 523-5663.

Additionally, we’ve put together a quick “how to” guide on what to expect when protesting your property tax appraisal:

1.) Only formal protests must be filed in writing. Informal (walk-in) and online property tax appraisal protests may be available in your area. Check with your County Central Appraisal District for more info, including Travis County and Hays County. The appraisal district has protest forms available, but you don’t have to use an official form. A written notice of protest is sufficient if it identifies the owner, the property, and states that the owner disagrees with the valuation made by the appraisal district.

2.) File your notice of protest by May 31 or no later than 30 days after the date of the Notice of Appraised Value, whichever date is later. Be aware that the deadline is 30 days after the date of the notice, not from the time you receive it. If you don’t file a notice of protest before the Appraisal Review Board approves the appraisal record, you lose your right to protest or file a lawsuit about the taxable value of your property.

3.) Information to support your protest: Provide your closing statement from your home purchase, a copy of the purchase contract, any appraisals, engineer’s reports, etc. to the board when protesting your value. Photos of defects on the property are also helpful.

If you need assistance in compiling a data of similar, sold homes in your neighborhood, please let us know. You can reach us at (512) 523-5663. We are here and are always happy to help.