Nueces 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. Nueces County Appraisal District reports they have mailed notices of assessed value by April 8. All Nueces County property tax protests are due by May 15th, unless they receive a notice at a later date.
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 Nueces County Appraisal District.
News from Nueces County Appraisal District follows:
Nueces County Appraisal District is temporarily suspending in-person public access to its building effective Wednesday March 18, 2020, and will reopen Mid-May, 2020.
District personnel remain available for regular business activities during regular hours, however limited to telephone, email, and fax:
All ARB hearings for the months of March and April are being rescheduled.
This measure provides the District a chance to practice and refine its relatively new Infectious Disease Outbreak Response Plan. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience in this matter.
Majority of appraisal notices are due to be mailed out April 8,2020
The appraisal notices represent property value as of January 1, 2020 per the property tax code. Any impact on values from the current health crisis will be reviewed for the 2021 property valuations.
However, we will consider all evidence submitted that could support a lower value.
Deadline to protest appraised value: May 15, 2020
Deadline to file business personal property renditions: April 15, 2020
Due to the possibility of the spread of the COVID-19 VIRUS, we are requesting BPP Renditions to be emailed or faxed to our office to avoid Post Office mail, our email address and fax number are located above.
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2020 notices of assessed value are available on Nueces County Appraisal District’s website on April 25, 2020. Nueces County property owners are strongly encouraged to file a protest NOW or at least prior to the May 15th protest deadline. However, if Nueces 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 Nueces County property: residential, commercial and business personal property. There are no exceptions to this guidance.
Your best option in Nueces County is to protest each year, for each property, prior to May 15th. This applies to all types of property. If the Nueces 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 Nueces 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 Nueces 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 Nueces 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 Nueces 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 Nueces 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. Nueces County Appraisal District’s mailing address is: 201 N Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401.
Why Protest Nueces Property Taxes Annually?
The linked page contains over 20 reasons for Nueces County owners to protest annually, starting with:
Appealing property taxes annually is one of the responsibilities of Nueces 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.
Nueces 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 Nueces County for the county, city, school districts and other tax entities. How accurate can a computer model be when the property data is inconsistent?
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