File a written protest. The
appraisal district has protest forms
available, but you need not use an official
form. A notice of protest is sufficient
if it identifies the owner, the property
that is the subject of the protest, and
indicates that you are dissatisfied with
a decision made by the appraisal district.
File your notice of protest by May 31 or no
later than 30 days after the appraisal
district delivers a notice of appraised
value to you, whichever date is later.
the chief appraiser sends you a notice by
certified mail that your agricultural land
is no longer in agricultural use, you must
file your notice of protest within 30 days
of the date the chief appraiser delivered
the ARB ordered a change in your property's
records, you must file your notice of protest
within 30 days of the date on which the ARB
mailed you a notice of the change.
you file a notice of protest before the
ARB approves the appraisal records, you are
entitled to a hearing if the ARB decides
that you had good reason for failing to meet
you don't file a notice of protest before
the ARB approves the appraisal records, you
lose your right to protest. You also lose
the right to file a lawsuit about the taxable
value of your property.
if your protest is late because the chief
appraiser or ARB failed to mail your notice
of appraised value or denial of exemption
or agricultural appraisal, you may file your
protest any time before the taxes on your
property become delinquent. You must pay
your taxes before the delinquency date to
be entitled to this type of hearing.
some cases, you may file with the ARB to
correct an error even after these deadlines.
Contact your appraisal district office if
you have questions about clerical errors,
substantial value errors, double taxing,
or other areas.