Appraisal District Public Information Packet 2010
The Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) has updated the Comptroller's Appraisal District Public Information packet for 2010. We hope these materials will help appraisal districts inform taxpayers of their rights and remedies.
The following are public service announcements that appraisal districts may take to their local media. These files are in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you will need to download the latest version to view and print these files.
50-195 Property Tax Protest & Appeal Procedures (PDF, 180 KB)
- Remedies Available - Property Tax Information
- Homestead Exemptions
- Disabled Veterans' Taxes
- 100 percent Disabled Veterans
- Non-Profits, Some Businesses File Exemptions
- Ag Use -- Productivity Appraisal on Farms & Ranches
- Homeowners Defer Increases on Home Value
- Deferral by Elderly & Disabled
- Appraisal Letters
- ARB Begins Hearings
The Property Tax Code requires each chief appraiser to publicize the following:
- Exemption application requirements and available forms, Section 11.44(b)
- Rendition requirements and available forms, Section 22.21
- Agricultural, open-space, and timber appraisal requirements and available forms, Sections 23.43(f), 23.54(g) and 23.75(g)
- Tax deferral requirements for taxpayers age 65 or older or disabled, Section 33.06(e); and,
- Protest and appeals procedures by using a Comptroller-adopted notice, Section 41.70 (between May 1 and May 15)
Please feel free to modify the materials to fit local needs.
We will send our statewide news release on rendition requirements to the media on April 1, 2010. The release will be available on our News page.
The two-page Property Taxpayer Remedies – 2010 edition tells taxpayers how to protest their property value. Appraisal districts may include this two-sided page with letters of appraised value.
If you have any questions about this packet, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Information Services Team at (800) 252-9121 ext. 1, or (512) 305-9999.