Ask the editor: How can I protest my appraisal?

Property owners can protest their appraisal values until May 15 or 30 days from when the  appraisal notice was received.

Property owners can protest their appraisal values until May 15 or 30 days from when the appraisal notice was received.

Appraisal districts in the Tomball and Magnolia areas 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 both the Montgomery Central and Harris County appraisal districts.

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.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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