Protesting Your Property Value for the 2023 Tax Year
If you disagree with the valuation and/or classification of your property, you have the right to protest. The window to file a protest for the 2023 tax years is May 1, 2023 through June 8, 2023.
For the 2023 property value assessment, your property was valued as it existed on Jan. 1, 2023. The value of residential property is based on the market approach to value. Generally, the value of all other property is based on consideration of the market, cost, and income approaches to value. The appraisal data used to establish value is from the 24-month period ending June 30, 2022. Data from prior years (up to a period of five years preceding June 30, 2022) may have been considered if base period data for that property subclass was found to be insufficient.
What is a protest?
A protest is an opportunity to demonstrate to the appraisal staff in the Assessor’s Office that your property’s assigned value or classification is inaccurate. Your protest should provide evidence to support your position.
Why protest (or appeal)?
Reasons to appeal include:
- Incorrect property characteristics – property square footage, condition, bath count, use, etc.
- Estimated value is too high – provide market data to support a reduction in value.
- Incorrect property classification – the assessor is required to classify property based on the actual use as of January 1 of every year.
What happens after I protest?
After a protest is submitted, it is assigned to a member of the appraisal staff who will review the information presented and make a determination. A determination can either be to adjust the assigned value/classification, or deny the appeal and retain the current assigned value. The Assessor will notify you of the determination.
Prior Year Appeals
2021 and 2022 Tax Years: an abatement petition may be filed for 2021 and 2022 at this time; the petition for 2021 must be filed no later than January 2, 2024.
Find the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) Petitions for Abatement or Refund of Taxes forms along with instructions on the Assessor's Office - Online Forms page.