Save yourself money by protesting your property taxes bill.
Is it worth protesting your property taxes?
Yes, you should protest your property taxes annually to minimize property taxes due to the arbitrary nature of the process and the people factor. The appraisal districts use inaccurate information and an inaccurate model to value your home. The appraisal district holds it against you if you do not protest.
If you are dissatisfied with your appraised value or if errors exist in the appraisal records regarding your property, you should file a Form 50-132, Notice of Protest (PDF) with the ARB. In most cases, you have until May 15 or 30 days from the date the appraisal district notice is delivered — whichever date is later.
Should I protest my taxes every year?
In order to reduce the risk of being over assessed and over taxed, as well as increase the chances of having a successful protest, property owners should protest their property taxes each and every year.
What we can help you with
You can send us your address and we’ll pull recent sales comparables. Then you can compare your appraised home value vs. similar homes. This gives you a basis for having your appraised value adjusted. FYI, just thinking your taxes are too high usually isn’t enough for the appraisal board to lower your home’s value.