You may have received a notice about protesting your home appraisal in the mail from David Valle, Chief Appraiser for the Hays Central Appraisal District. If not, here is a copy of the letter that might help!

Hays Central Appraisal District offers residential property owners the opportunity to electronically file a Notice of Protest as required by Texas Property Tax Section 41.415.

If you disagree with your 2018 appraisal notice value, visit our website and click on the Property Search tab to locate your account. Click on the Protest icon to access the online appeal program. You will need your passcode (online Protest ID) located on your appraisal notice to begin your online appeal and then follow the prompts. You can send questions to

Your protest may be scheduled for an Appraisal Review Board hearing before you receive a settlement offer. If a settlement offer is made prior to your scheduled hearing date, you can accept or reject the offer online. If you accept, the appeal will be closed and your name removed from the docket. If you reject the offer, you will need to attend the schedule hearing or submit a notarized affidavit prior to your hearing date.

If you file your protest using the online appeal program, do not file a written protest!

If you do not wish to file a protest online, you still have the option of filing a protest by completing the notice of protest form, located on the website and returning it to our office, or including it as an attachment in an email to

Pay close attention to the protest deadline, May 31st.

ARB Hearings begin May 23rd.

The location of the ARB Hearings is 21001 IH 35, Kyle, TX 78640