Brazoria County Appraisal District’s property tax protest deadline is May 15 or 30 days after the appraisal district mails the notice of 2020 assessed value. Brazoria County Appraisal District reports they plan to start mailing notices of assessed value on May 5. All Brazoria County property tax protests are due by May 15th, unless they receive a notice at a later date. 2020 assessed values are not on the Brazoria County Appraisal District website on April 26, 2020.
About 60 to 70% of property tax protests by owners and property tax consultants are successful.
Don’t take a risk; protect your rights and file a property tax protest by May 5 or hire a property tax consultant to represent you.
The protest deadline is the same whether you are protesting or hiring a property tax consultant to protest for you. The protest is your opportunity to review and correct the computer-generated estimate of value from Brazoria County Appraisal District.
News from Brazoria County Appraisal District follows:
- The Chief Appraiser has extended the rendition filing deadline to May 15, 2020 for all accounts.
- Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Appraisal Notices for 2020 have been delayed.
- Drop boxes will be located outside the BCAD building for property owners to submit physical forms and applications if necessary
- Residents are encouraged to handle all possible business either by phone, mail or email
- Applications and BCAD specific forms can be accessed using the ‘Online Forms’ link above or the ‘Forms’ button below
- General questions can be sent through email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mapping and GIS questions and documentation can be sent to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Business personal property questions and documentation can be sent to email@example.com
- Hugh Landrum accounts including industry and minerals questions and documentation can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Homestead (must include a copy of Drivers License or ID card) and other exemption related questions and documentation can be sent to email@example.com
- Our phone number is 979-849-7792
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2020 notices of assessed value are available on Brazoria County Appraisal District’s website on April 25, 2020. Brazoria County property owners are strongly encouraged to file a protest NOW or at least prior to the May 15th protest deadline. However, if Brazoria County Appraisal District does not send you a notice, or it gets lost in the mail, you lose your right to appeal unless you have filed a protest by May 15th. No exceptions; Covid-19 or not.
Property tax protests by May 15th are relevant for all types of Brazoria County property: residential, commercial and business personal property. There are no exceptions to this guidance.
Protest annually to minimize property taxes. Do it yourself or hire a property tax consultant. Your best option in Brazoria County is to protest each year, for each property, prior to May 15th. This applies to all types of property. If the Brazoria County Appraisal District does not send a notice of assessed value to you, the deadline is May 15th. Do not wait to receive a notice of assessed value from Brazoria County Appraisal District; you lose your rights to protest if you delay and the appraisal district does not send a notice of assessed value.
FREE Brazoria County Appraisal District Hearing Evidence Package: this valuable package has information on your property and includes any information the appraisal district may use at the property tax protest hearing. YOU MUST FILE A PROPERTY TAX PROTEST TO OBTAIN THE FREE HEARING EVIDENCE PACKAGE. There are no exceptions.
The Hearing Evidence Package includes information on the size, quality and condition of your property (as recorded by Brazoria County Appraisal District), comparable sales and an unequal appraisal analysis. You can request they main the Hearing Evidence Package to you by first class mail, at their expense.
The Hearing Evidence Package routinely includes information supporting a reduction in your property taxes, and it is FREE. That is correct; the invaluable Hearing Evidence Package is FREE upon request. However, to receive it you must: 1) timely file a protest and 2) ask the Brazoria County Appraisal District to provide it to you. You can use the appraisal district’s information against them.
Do It Now!
One of the common reasons for not appealing is “I forgot”. Don’t let that happen to you. File your protest today. We all need to pay our fair share, but not a nickel more.
How to File a Brazoria County Appraisal District Protest
File a protest based on: 1) value over market value (41.41 a1), 2) unequal appraisal (41.41 a2) and 3) any other actions of the appraisal district or appraisal review board that apply to and negatively affect the property owner (41.41 a9). Also include a copy of your request for the FREE Hearing Evidence Package with your request. At a minimum, protest market value and unequal appraisal and request the free hearing evidence package by May 15th.
The protest must be mailed by May 15th to be timely or filed on the appraisal district’s website by May 15th. Brazoria County Appraisal District’s mailing address is: 500 N Chenango St #101, Angleton, TX 77515.
Why Protest Brazoria Property Taxes Annually?
The linked page contains over 20 reasons for Brazoria County owners to protest annually, starting with:
It is Your Money.
Appealing property taxes annually is one of the responsibilities of Brazoria County property owners. Property taxes are a large and growing expense. Like an untended garden, property taxes grow out of control if not reviewed and maintained. An annual property tax appeal is like lawn care, annual HVAC check, cleaning the gutters or changing the oil in your car. You can neglect these tasks, but the total cost will be higher if you do.
Brazoria County Appraisal District uses computers to generate estimates of market value for hundreds of thousands of properties. These computer-generated estimates of value are the basis for assessing property taxes in Brazoria County for the county, city, school districts and other tax entities. How accurate can a computer model be when the property data is inconsistent?
See how much tax revenue Brazoria County Appraisal District supported.
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