Montgomery 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. Montgomery County Appraisal District reports they mailed notices of assessed value on April 14, 2020. All Montgomery County property tax protests are due by May 15th.
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 Montgomery County Appraisal District.
2020 notices of assessed value are available on Montgomery County Appraisal District’s website on April 25, 2020. Montgomery County property owners are strongly encouraged to file a protest NOW or at least prior to the May 15th protest deadline. However, if Montgomery 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 Montgomery County property: residential, commercial and business personal property.
Montgomery County Appraisal District advises: “Until further notice, by local order of occupancy constraints and for the protection of all property owners and staff, the Montgomery Central Appraisal District (MCAD) is closed to the public. All protest (appeals), for properties without a designated property tax agent, must be filed either through MCAD’s online system, mail, or the drop box located at our front entrance. By expanding our online protest capabilities, MCAD staff will conduct informal protest hearings via our online system, email, or telephone only. Any protest not finalized informally will be scheduled for a formal Appraisal Review Board hearing at a later date.”
Your best option in Montgomery County is to protest each year, for each property, prior to May 15th. This applies to all types of property. If the Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County Appraisal District Hearing Evidence Package: this valuable package has extensive 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.
The Hearing Evidence Package includes information on the size, quality and condition of your property (as recorded by Montgomery County Appraisal District), comparable sales and an unequal appraisal analysis.
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, subject to two requirements: 1) you must timely file a protest and 2) you must ask the Montgomery County Appraisal District to provide it to you.
How to File a Montgomery 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. Montgomery County Appraisal District’s mailing address is: 109 Gladstell, Conroe, Texas 77301.
Why Protest Annually?
The linked page contains over 20 reasons for Montgomery County owners to protest annually, starting with:
Appealing property taxes annually is one of the responsibilities of Montgomery 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.
Montgomery 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 Montgomery County for the county, city, school districts and other tax entities.
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