leftTax assessment appeal services


Most Texas Hill Country counties determine your property tax burden based on an ad valorem assessment of the property's value. Sometimes, as a property owner, you get an unwanted surprise in the mail telling you your taxes are going up, and sometimes it may seem as though your assessment is too high.

Often, matters like this can be resolved with a phone call to your county appraisal district. However, if after discussing your assessment with your local taxing authority you still feel as though your property was overvalued, a professional, independent, third-party appraiser is often your best bet in proving your case. That's where we come in.


There are as many different procedures for appealing assessments as there are property taxing districts, so it can be very helpful to enlist a professional appraisal firm that's experienced in your county. Sometimes, you will have a hearing on your assessment appeal and will need for the appraiser you've hired to testify on your behalf. Be assured that at Tejas Appraisal Company, we are able to professionally and persuasively testify at appeal hearings.


2014 Important Dates
(2013 appeals have ended)

MAY 1-15
The chief appraiser must publish a notice of protest procedures in a local, general circulation newspaper some time between May 1 and May 15.


MAY 15
Last day (or as soon as possible after this date) for the chief appraiser to mail notices of appraised value and notices of denial of exemptions or special appraisal.


MAY 31

Last day for property owners to file a protest (or by the 30th day after the notice of appraised value is delivered, whichever is later).


Kerr County Appraisal District

Kendall County Appraisal District

Bexar County Appraisal District
Comal County Appraisal District
Gillespie County Appraisal District
Bandera County Appraisal District
Kimble County Appraisal District


Please note: It makes sense to do your own research before determining whether to go forward with a property assessment appeal, especially before you make the decision to hire a professional appraiser. However, according to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), we are not allowed to take "shortcuts" -- i.e., your research -- and use it on its face as part of our independent evaluation. When you hire us for an assessment appeal, you're commissioning an independent, third-party professional appraisal report. As such we do our own evaluation, beginning to end. If you're right that your property has been overvalued, an independent report such as ours will be even more persuasive than any other evidence you can marshal on your own. But it depends on our ability to do the work independently.