Welcome to Atascosa County Appraisal District!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Appraisal Notices for Tax Year 2016 Are On Their Way to Property Owners
You will soon receive an appraisal notice from the Atascosa County Appraisal District. The appraisal district began mailing appraisal notices on April 7, 2016. Your city, county, school district and other local taxing units will use the appraisal district’s value to set your 2016 property taxes.
Under state law, county appraisal districts are required to notify property owners about
changes in their property’s value. The notice contains important information about the
property’s location, its ownership and property tax exemptions that have been applied to the property. It must also include an estimate of 2016 taxes by local taxing units.
Property owners who disagree with the appraised value of their property, the
exemptions or any other action by the appraisal district have the right to appeal to the
Atascosca County Appraisal Review Board (ARB). The ARB is an independent panel of
citizens responsible for hearing and settling property owner protests. The notice of
appraised value includes instructions on how and when to file a protest, a protest form
and the Comptroller’s Property Taxpayer Remedies. The deadline for filing a protest
with the ARB is May 31, 2016, or 30 days after the appraisal district mailed you a notice
of appraised value, whichever is later.
Any property owner who may not have received an Appraisal Notice, and is dissatisfied with their appraised value may file a written protest with the Appraisal Review Board before May 31, 2016 or not later than 30 days after the date an appraisal notice was mailed.
Texas Comptroller publication, Property Taxpayer Remedies, explains in
detail how to protest your property appraisal, what issues the ARB can consider and
what to expect during a protest hearing. The publication also discusses the option of
taking your case to court or entering into binding arbitration if you are dissatisfied with
the outcome of your ARB hearing.
Property owners who disagree with the Atascosa County Appraisal District’s appraisal of their property for local taxes or for any other action that adversely affects them may protest their property value to the appraisal district’s Appraisal Review Board (ARB).
A property owner must file a written notice of protest by May 31, 2016 or within 30 days after the appraisal district mails the taxpayer a notice of appraised value, whichever is later. The ARB will begin hearing taxpayer protests on May 10, 2016.
After the ARB completes its hearings and approves final property tax appraisals, local governments will use these appraisals to set 2016 property tax rates.
The Property Tax Assistance Division offers the following videos to assist property owners in protesting a case at an appraisal review board (ARB) hearing.
|How to Present Your Case at an ARB Hearing: A Homeowner’s Guide|
|How to Present Your Case at an ARB Hearing: A Guide for Small Businesses|
The mission of the Atascosa County Appraisal District office is to courteously and efficiently serve the citizens, property owners and taxing units of Atascosa County by timely producing an accurate, complete, and equitable appraisal roll.
We expect excellence in the services we provide, and recognize that excellence shall be achieved through individual and team effort on the part of well-trained, motivated personnel. Accordingly, we are committed to creating and maintaining a work environment that provides and supports innovation and change as essential to effective performance in a constantly changing society.
We are also committed to earn and keep the public’s trust and confidence in the work we perform, striving to provide quality services and demonstrating a professional attitude.
Within this site you will find general information about the District and the ad valorem property tax system in Texas, as well as information regarding specific properties within the district.
Atascosa County Appraisal District is responsible for appraising all real and business personal property within Atascosa County. The district appraises property according to the Texas Property Tax Code and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP).