Deadline Approaching to Protest Appraisal Valuation for Tax Year 2013



Property owners who disagree with the Atascosa County Appraisal District’s appraisal of their property for local taxes or for any other action that adversely affects them may protest their property value to the appraisal district’s Appraisal Review Board (ARB).

A property owner must file a written notice of protest by May 31, 2013 or within 30 days after the appraisal district mails the taxpayer a notice of appraised value, whichever is later. The ARB will begin hearing taxpayer protests on June 3, 2013.

Any property owner who may not have received an Appraisal Notice, and is dissatisfied with their appraised value may file a written protest with the Appraisal Review Board before May 31, 2013 or not later than 30 days after the date an appraisal notice was mailed.

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs’ publication, Property Taxpayer Remedies, explains in detail how to protest your property appraisal, what issues the ARB can consider and what to expect during a protest hearing. The publication also discusses the option of taking your case to court or entering into binding arbitration if you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your ARB hearing.

Property owners who disagree with the Atascosa County Appraisal District’s appraisal of their property for local taxes or for any other action that adversely affects them may protest their property value to the appraisal district’s Appraisal Review Board (ARB).

A property owner must file a written notice of protest by May 31, 2013 or within 30 days after the appraisal district mails the taxpayer a notice of appraised value, whichever is later. The ARB will begin hearing taxpayer protests on June 3, 2013.

The ARB schedules a hearing and sends the protesting property owner written notice of the date, time and place of the hearing. The law contains specific timelines and procedures for both the owner and the ARB throughout the appraisal protest process. These are detailed in the state Comptroller’s publication, Property Taxpayer Remedies.

Property Taxpayer Remedies is available from the Atascosa County Appraisal District at 274 South 4th Street, Poteet, TX 78065 (830-742-3591) or on our new website www.atascosacad.com . The publication is also available on the Comptroller’s website at www.window. state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/ or by calling the Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division at 1-800-252- 9121and press “2” to access the menu and then press “1” to contact the Information Services Team.



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