The Informal Protest Process
During the informal process, property owners who have protested their market value have the opportunity to receive a settlement offer from the appraisal district during the informal meeting. When a property owner files their protest, they can submit evidence to the appraisal district that shows why they believe their market value should be lowered. The informal hearing and formal hearing will be scheduled on the same day. You will first meet with an appraiser to discuss your concerns and evidence during the informal meeting, if you do not come to an agreement with the appraiser you will proceed on to the formal protest process with the ARB the same day.
Property owners who file their protests online can upload their evidence, review the appraisal district’s evidence, and review a settlement offer through their online accounts. If you decide to file an online protest this will constitute as your Informal meeting.
There will only be one informal meeting with a GCAD appraiser per property.
Property owners may submit their protest and evidence through our online portal, by mail or by hand delivery to the District’s office.
Evidence Request (HB 201)
- You may ask for a copy of the data, schedules, formulas, and any other information that the appraisal district plans to introduce at the hearing. The appraisal district must deliver this information during the 14 days before the protest hearing. However, you must submit request in writing to the CAD or fill out a HB 201 request. (see forms)
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