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you have not had a meeting with the County Appraiser on the valuation
of your property for the same tax year, you can file a protest. Protest
forms are available on this site or from your County
2. Please read and follow the instructions carefully for a successful
appeal. NOTE: If the protest form is received in the Treasurer's
office unsigned, the protest will be considered invalid and will be returned
to you. The delay may jeopardize your chances for a hearing.
3. Tax protest
forms must be completed, before sending to the Treasurer's office
on or before December 20th. If taxes are paid by an escrow agent/ mortgage
company, you have until January 31st of the following year to file your
4. You must keep a copy of the protest
forms. You will need to use this form to file the protest with the
Board of Tax Appeals if you are not satisfied with the County's decision.
5. The County Appraiser will contact you to schedule an informal meeting
after the County Treasurer forwards your protest
forms to the Appraiser. If you are filing a protest on the basis of
an illegal tax levy, an Appendix must be completed and attached to the
forms. Those protest
forms will by mailed by the Treasurer to the State Board of Tax Appeals.
No informal hearing will be held with the Appraiser in the case of illegal
6. If you are successful in your appeal and your taxes are reduced and
result in a refund, payment will be issued upon the Treasurer receiving
a correction from the County Appraiser's office.
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