Property owners will soon receive the Notice of Appraised Value from the Nueces County Appraisal District. The Appraisal District will mail about 106,000 appraisal notices for residential property in the first week of April. Appraisal notices for commercial will be sent on mid-May and personal property will be sent by early June. The appraisals for real property are determine by the mass appraisal method based on past sales and a cost schedule. Your city, county, school district and other local taxing units will use the Appraisal District's value to set your 2017 property taxes.

Property owners who have questions or disagree with the appraised value of their property, the exemptions or any other action by the Appraisal District are urged to complete the protest form that is enclosed with the Notice of Appraised Value and meet with or contact an appraiser in the Appraisal District as soon as possible. If the questions or disagreements with other actions or not resolved by the appraiser a date and time to meet with the Nueces County Appraisal Review Board (ARB).will be provided by mail.

The ARB is an independent panel of citizens responsible for hearing and settling property owner protests based on evidence presented. The notice of appraised value includes the Comptroller's Property Taxpayer Remedies. The deadline for filing a protest with the ARB is located on the bottom left side of the Notice of Appraised Value. Failure to meet the protest deadline will require the property owner to submit a letter to the ARB explaining the reason for a late protest. The ARB will determine if a protest can be heard based on the evidence submitted by the property owner.

The Comptroller's publication, Property Taxpayer Remedies, explains in detail how to protest your property appraisal, what issues the ARB can consider and what to expect

during a protest hearing. The publication also discusses the options of taking your case

to district court, the State Office of Administrative Hearings or binding arbitration if you

are dissatisfied with the outcome of your ARB hearing.

For additional information contact the Taxpayer Liaison Officer at the Nueces County Appraisal District at 201 N Chaparral, phone (361) 696-7683 or email rmaupin@nuecescad.net