Galveston Central Appraisal District’s property tax protest deadline is May 15 or 30 days after the appraisal district mails the notice of 2020 assessed value. Galveston Central Appraisal District reports they plan to start mailing notices of assessed value on April 22. All Galveston Central property tax protests are due by May 15th, unless they receive a notice at a later date. 2020 assessed values are available on the Galveston Central 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 Galveston Central Appraisal District.

News from Galveston Central Appraisal District follows:


In an abundance of caution, we have decided to suspend services to the public inside the Galveston Central Appraisal District office starting Wednesday, March 18. While this was a difficult decision to make, we feel this is in the best interest of property owners and our team.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. The district would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the quickest way to get help is to use the resources on this website for questions you may have. Please continue to monitor our website for updates.

Notices of Appraised Value for 2020 will be sent by April 22nd for residential and commercial property. The protest deadline will stay the same. State law sets the protest deadline as May 15 or 30 days after your value notice is mailed. Your protest deadline is listed in bold type on your value notice.

Pursuant to Texas Property Tax Code §23.01(a), the Appraisal Notice represents your property value as of January 1, 2020. Any impact on values caused by the current health crisis will be reflected in the 2021 property valuations. There are currently no provisions in the tax code to allow for reduced values for 2020 based on an event such as the current health crisis.

2020 COVID-19 Galveston CAD Response and FAQs

  • Residents are encouraged to handle all possible business either by phone, mail or email.
  • Applications and Galveston CAD specific forms can be accessed using the ‘Forms’ link above or the ‘Forms’ button below.
  • Our phone number is (409) 935-1980 or (866) 277-4725
  • Our email is

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2020 notices of assessed value are available on Galveston Central Appraisal District’s website on April 25, 2020. Galveston Central property owners are strongly encouraged to file a protest NOW or at least prior to the May 15th protest deadline. However, if Galveston Central 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 Galveston Central 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 Galveston Central is to protest each year, for each property, prior to May 15th. This applies to all types of property. If the Galveston Central 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 Galveston Central Appraisal District; you lose your rights to protest if you delay and the appraisal district does not send a notice of assessed value.

FREE Galveston Central 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 Galveston Central 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 Galveston Central 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 Galveston Central 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. Galveston Central Appraisal District’s mailing address is: 9850 Emmett F Lowry Expressway a101, Texas City, TX 77591.

Why Protest Brazoria Property Taxes Annually?

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

It is Your Money.

Twenty Plus Reasons Texans Should Protest Property Taxes Annually

Appealing property taxes annually is one of the responsibilities of Galveston 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.

Galveston Central 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 Galveston County for the school districts, cities, counties and other tax entities. How accurate can a computer model be when the property data is inconsistent?

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