BASTROP CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT
P.O. Drawer 578 – BASTROP TX 78602 PHONE: (512) 303‐1930 – FAX (512) 303‐4805
Contact: Richard Petree April 5, 2019
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APPRAISAL NOTICES TO BE MAILED
Local taxpayers will soon receive an appraisal notice from the Bastrop Central Appraisal District. The District is mailing notices on April 15, 2019 to those property owners in which the market value increased by more than $1,000. The city, county, school district, and other local taxing units will use the appraisal district’s value to set tax rates for the 2019 property taxes.
“We encourage individuals to review the estimated market value on their notice. They can also review the values on our website, www.bastropcad.org , by utilizing the property search feature,” said Richard Petree, Interim Chief Appraiser for the District.
Property owners who disagree with the market value of their property, the exemptions or any other action by the appraisal district, have the right to appeal to the Bastrop County Appraisal Review Board. The DEADLINE to appeal this year is MAY 15, 2019.
According to Mr. Petree, property owners wishing to discuss their property informally will need to complete and file an appeal form. They will be notified of their informal hearing date to meet with an appraiser. “We are able to resolve the majority of informal hearings due in part to the evidence presented by the property owners such as closing statements showing the purchase price, needed repair bids, pictures of interior issues, foundation repair bids, and other information that impacts the selling price of a property,” said Mr. Petree. “The market value should reflect a value the property owner could sell their property for.”
“Bastrop County continues to see an upward trend in the real estate market with the sale of land, both lots and acreages, on the rise.” said Mr. Petree. “Improved property sales are also up over last year.”
“Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, disabled veteran, or taxpayer, it’s important you know your rights concerning the property tax laws and property values,” said Mr. Petree. “We are here to assist you and to provide information regarding programs such as: Property Tax Exemptions for Disabled Veterans, Homestead Exemptions, Agricultural/Wildlife Appraisal, Appraisal Notices, and Taxpayer Remedies.”
The appraisal district office is located at 212 Jackson Street in Bastrop. The phone number is
(512) 303‐1930. The office hours are Monday‐Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
For additional information, please contact Faun Cullens, Deputy Chief of Appraisal, at (512) 303‐ 1930, extension 126.