Ask the editor: How can I protest my appraisal?


Appraisal districts in the Spring and Klein community sent notices of updated appraisal values to property owners this spring. Residents can protest their appraised values if they are dissatisfied or if errors exist in the records, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

The deadline to protest is midnight May 15 or 30 days from when the notice from the appraisal district is received—whichever is later. To lodge a protest, property owners must file a notice of protest with the local appraisal review board. The protest deadline was moved from May 31 to May 15 last year as a result of House Bill 2228, which took effect Jan. 1, 2018.

Protest forms are available on the website of the Harris County Appraisal District.

Those who protest will receive written notice ahead of a formal hearing with the local appraisal review board, during which time the property owner can present information about the reason for the protest, according to the Texas comptroller’s website.

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Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.
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