Filing a Protest
Please remember, the County Appraiser sets the value of the property, not the mill levys. If you feel the VALUE of your property is too high you can and should protest the value.
HOWEVER, if you feel taxes are too high you should contact your local taxing authority to discuss your current Mill Levy.
How your taxes are computed:
Example: If the appraised value of your home is $50,000;
(find your taxes here)
First, Multiply the appraised value by the "assessment %" for your property. (see here).
appraised value assessment rate assessed value
50,000 x .115 (11.5%) = $5,750
Second, Multiply the assessed value by your "mill levy"
and then divide by 1,000 to estimate the property tax you owe.
5,750 x (.152937) ** = $879.39
assessed value mill levy by tax bill
If you have not had a Hearing with the County Appraiser on the Valuation of your property for the same tax year, you can file under protest. *ONLY ONCE PER YEAR
Tax protest form must be completed, signed and turned in at the time taxes are paid. If taxes are paid by an escrow agent, you have until January 31st of the following year to file your protest. After receiving the protest form, the County Appraiser will be notified and a Hearing will be scheduled.
Protest Form are available from the County Treasurer or online.
Protest Form or Illegal Levy Form