The Gregg County Appraisal District is in the process of mailing annual Notice of Appraised Value forms. These forms are sent to all owners of taxable property within Gregg County. The form will provide information allowing the owner to compare the currently proposed value information to that from the previous tax year.
In 2019, the Texas Legislature, through SB2, changed the content of the Notice of Appraised Value Form. As of 2021, the estimate of taxes will no longer appear on the Notice of Appraised Value. Instead, per SB2, a website will be established in each county for use by property owners seeking information related to their property taxes. Gregg County property owners may go to the Truth in Taxation website to access this information. There, the owner will find historical tax rates and current tax calculation information. The site provides the dates for current year public hearings for each taxing jurisdiction’s actual budgetary, tax rate proposal and adoption meetings. Property owners may provide feedback concerning actions affecting their 2021 taxes to their taxing units directly through this website.
After receipt, review your appraisal notice and note the deadline date for the filing of your protest. Texas law is restrictive regarding changes to property values after the protest deadline. Review all information contained in your notice including ownership, mailing information, value and any exemptions for which you may be qualified. If you have any questions or concerns call our office as soon as possible. Most matters can be resolved with an informal meeting, either by phone, online or by appointment with a GCAD staff member. Check our website prior to your visit for health guidelines in place due to COVID-19.
If you prefer to file a formal protest by mail or e-file you will find forms and related information enclosed in your Notice of Appraised Value mailing. GCAD’s website, also contains forms and information to assist you in filing and presenting a protest before the Appraisal Review Board. On our website you will find the Comptroller’s publication, “Property Taxpayer Remedies” and the video “How to Present Your Case at an Appraisal Review Board Hearing” which explains this process in detail.
For more information, contact us or set up an appointment to come by our offices.