**NEW 2022 ARB ELECTRONIC NOTICE PROCEDURES**
To receive electronic communications from the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) you must register with our online portal and you must accept all communication agreements. This includes text reminders and Notice of Hearing letters sent by the ARB. Please refer to the Online Portal Procedures sent to you with your Notice of Appraised Value or on our website under FORMS > Forms – Appraisal Review Board.
As of Jan. 1, a change in state law allows for property owners to claim a homestead exemption as of the date they own and live on a property instead of waiting until the new year to be eligible.
Galveston Central Appraisal District is currently being contacted by home owners who have received letters in the mail from solicitors offering to file their homestead application for a fee. Please be aware, there is NO CHARGE to file a homestead exemption application with the appraisal district. Homestead applications are available: On this website, at the Galveston Central Appraisal District office located at: 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Ste. A, Texas City, Texas 77591, or the Texas Comptroller website at https://comptroller.texas.gov (Enter Homestead Exemption in the search box). Please contact our office at (409)935-1980 if you have any questions concerning this matter.
Video: A Brief Overview of the Appraisal Process
The primary mission of the Galveston Central Appraisal District is to provide the best possible customer service through teamwork, a positive attitude, a well educated and informative staff and through an accountable system which uses technology, positive communication and a helpful manner in order to ensure the taxing jurisdictions, property owners and the public a smooth transition and experience.
Within this site you will find general information about the District and the ad valorem property tax system in Texas, as well as information regarding specific properties within the district. We are continuing to update the website, so please contact us or check back later for more updates. Please email or call us if you have any questions or concerns.