Montgomery Central Appraisal District is anticipating around 108,000 home appraisal protests filed this year, Chief Appraiser Janet Jennings-Doyle said during the county’s property tax workshop April 15 in Magnolia.

In a nutshell

Along with Tammy McRae, Montgomery County’s chief tax assessor-collector, Jennings-Doyle has held a series of property tax workshops across the county. The two county officials discussed topics such as:

  • The property tax system
  • Real estate trends
  • The 2024 notice of appraised value
  • The right to protest and the deadline
  • Tax rates
  • Payment options and deadlines

During her presentation, Jennings-Doyle shared protest data that showed there were 98,554 protests in 2023—an 11,900 increase from 2022’s 86,654 protests.

“Please do not hesitate to do that,” Jennings-Doyle said about filing protests. “It is your right, and we encourage you to do that.”

Dates to know

Homeowners have until May 15 or 30 days after they receive their notice of appraised value—whichever date is later—to file protests, Jennings-Doyle said during her presentation.

Between May 15 and July 20, appraisal review boards will hear protests from property owners, make determinations and approve appraisal records, according to McRae’s presentation. Then, local taxing entities will adopt their respective tax rates between July 25 and Sept. 30.

The county’s tax office will begin the collections phase of the property tax cycle on Oct. 1, with the peak of collections taking place between Oct. 1-Jan. 31, McRae said.

“Property tax is the No. 1 revenue source for most taxing jurisdictions,” McRae said.