El Paso 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.  It is not clear when El Paso County Appraisal District will  mailing notices of assessed value.  All El Paso County property tax protests are due by May 15th, unless they receive a notice at a later date.

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 El Paso County Appraisal District.

News from El Paso County Appraisal District follows:

COVID-19 Updates

In compliance with the Stay Home, Work Safe order of El Paso County, Texas, issued March 24, 2020, the El Paso Central Appraisal District will close until further notice.

Deadline to file business personal property renditions has been extended to May 15th
Click here for more information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to submit a timely protest has been extended to June 1 or 30 days from the date printed on your appraisal notice.
At this time, the CAD is not providing meetings in person. Please check the website for additional news and updates.

Drop off documents or forms in the assigned bins located inside the door:
Monday – Thursday, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Email documents/forms to:
Exemptions    exemptions-vm@epcad.org
Protests (ARB)    protest-vm@epcad.org
General Information    general_infovm@epcad.org
Residential    residential-vm@epcad.org
Commercial    commercial-vm@epcad.org
Business Personal Property    bpp-vm@epcad.org

 [End of El Paso County Appraisal District report.]

2020 notices of assessed value are NOT available on El Paso County Appraisal District’s website on April 25, 2020.  El Paso County property owners are strongly encouraged to file a protest NOW or at least prior to the May 15th protest deadline.  However, if El Paso 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 15thNo exceptions; Covid-19 or not.

Property tax protests by May 15th are relevant for all types of El Paso County property: residential, commercial and business personal property.

Your best option in El Paso County is to protest each year, for each property, prior to May 15th.  This applies to all types of property.  If the El Paso 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 El Paso 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 El Paso 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 El Paso 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 El Paso County Appraisal District to provide it to you.

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.

How to File a El Paso 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.  About 60 to 70% of property tax protests by owners and property tax consultants are successful.

The protest must be mailed by May 15th to be timely or filed on the appraisal district’s website by May 15th.  El Paso County Appraisal District’s mailing address is: 5801 Trowbridge Dr., El Paso, TX, 79925.

 Why Protest El Paso Property Taxes Annually?

The linked page contains over 20 reasons for El Paso County owners to protest annually, starting with:

It is Your Money.

Appealing property taxes annually is one of the responsibilities of El Paso 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.

El Paso 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 El Paso County for the county, city, school districts and other tax entities.

See how much tax revenue El Paso County Appraisal District supported.

Additional information on El Paso County Appraisal District.

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