The deadline to protest property appraisals is May 15, or 30 days after receiving the appraisal notice.

In Bexar County, property owners whose market value has increased by at least $1,000 over the last year will receive a Notice of Appraised Value.

According to the Bexar County Appraisal District, this notice contains three important values:
  • Market value: This is the value based on what your property would sell for as of Jan. 1.
  • Assessed value: This is the reduced value of your property based on limitations provided by having a homestead exemption, special appraisal such as agricultural use, or wildlife management, etc.
  • Taxable value: This is the assessed value minus any exemption amounts. It is the value used to calculate your property taxes for each taxing unit.
For property owners who believe the market value of their property is incorrect, they can protest that value.

A protest can be initiated online, by mail or through the dropbox. According to the appraisal district, the online method is the fastest and easiest way to submit and manage a protest.

A mail protest can be sent to the Bexar Central Appraisal District, P.O. Box 830248, San Antonio, TX 78283.

The dropbox for protests is located at 411 North Frio St., San Antonio.

Those that did not receive a notice of appraised value can view their property’s values using the property search feature on the appraisal district’s website.

For more information on Bexar County protests, contact the appraisal district at 210-224-2432 or [email protected].

In Guadalupe County, property owners can utilize the appraisal district website to file an online protest.

For more information on Guadalupe County protests, contact the appraisal district at 830-303-3313 or [email protected].

For protesting in both counties, property owners can upload evidence that supports their position, review evidence uploaded by their assigned staff appraiser, and choose to accept or decline the conclusions of the staff appraiser.

If a property owner does not accept a settlement offer from the appraisal district during the informal process, they will be given the opportunity to be heard by the appraisal review board for their respective county.