Tommy Watson, Chief Appraiser of Galveston County Appraisal District announced:
**As of March 18th, 2020 Galveston CAD office doors will be closed to the public until further notice. Details and deadlines are being updated, please check back frequently and see additional details below.**
What is status of 2020 Galveston County Appraisal District noticed values?
Information relating to 2020 should be considered a “work in progress”. Prior year data is informational only and does not necessarily replicate the values certified to the tax office.
End of notice from Galveston Central Appraisal District.
Noticed values are not available for 2020 as of April 18, 2020.
Property owners are URGED to file a property tax protest by May 15 to guarantee their right to the Galveston County Appraisal District Hearing Evidence Package. The Galveston County Appraisal District Hearing Evidence Package is FREE and available from the appraisal district. However, YOU MUST file a property tax protest to obtain your Hearing Evidence Package. It usually contains data to support a reduction in your value!
Owners of personal property, used for the production of income, aka business personal property, are required to “render” property annually or face a 10% penalty.
Property Owner Notification
Owners of business personal property in Galveston, Texas are warned that completing the Galveston County Appraisal District form as requested is not a good idea. It will likely cause you to pay double the correct level of property taxes. I feel so strongly about this I wrote the book (What You Need To Know About Personal Property Valuation) listed below and available on Amazon.
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P.S. Business owners are warned not to complete the rendition form in the manner requested by the appraisal district. Doing so will roughly double your Business Personal Property (BPP) taxes. Details available via link
Protest your Galveston County property, all of it, by May 15. The deadline is supposed to be extended. But there are no guarantees it will be.
Frequently Ask Question: Will Covid-19 or $20 Oil Impact Galveston County Property Taxes?
Short answer is NO. Galveston County Appraisal District (GCAD), for purposes of property taxes, will not consider Covid-19 or $20 oil prices, due to the January 1, 2020 valuation date. Galveston Central Appraisal District will give no relief in 2020 for either Covid-19 or $20 oil. They are just following the law. Remaining impact will be considered in 2021.
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