Notice of Value FAQ’s

I just received this notice and I need to speak with someone about it.

We ask that you file a Notice of Protest either through the online appeal process of by completing the form mailed to you.  Once we receive it, we will schedule a date/time for you to speak with an appraiser by phone regarding your questions/concerns.  This is done so that we can better protect your rights as a property owner.

Why can’t I speak with someone now? I just have a few questions.

The appraisers are contacting property owners that have been scheduled for hearings.

Why did my value go up?  Don’t you realize people can’t afford these taxes?

We do understand the hardships people are facing however, Appraisal Districts are required to appraise property at 100% of market value (meaning what properties were selling for) as of January 1st each year.  The current pandemic did not begin until after January 1st and any market conditions it causes will be taken into consideration in 2021.

My AG is not on the notice.

If you filed your application after April 1st, you may not see it on the notice. You can call the office at 512-303-1930 and we can verify receipt.

Why is my homestead cap missing or lower?

The homestead capped value will increase by 10% each year until it equals market value.  So as the capped value increases, the homestead cap will decrease.

Is this the tax amount I will be paying this year?

The tax amount on the notice is estimated using this year’s value multiplied by last year’s tax rate.  This is strictly an estimate.  Your final tax bill will be calculated using this year’s value and the tax rates that are adopted by the taxing units in the fall.

Why is IMPROVEMENT shown on my notice when I haven’t made any?

Improvement on your notice means any structure that is attached to the land.  A house, a barn, a shed or any structure is an improvement to the land.  It is a label and does not imply an improvement has been made.

 

Contact Information
(512) 303-1930(512) 303-4805bcad@bastropcad.org
P.O. Drawer 578
Bastrop, Texas 78602
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Our Mission

“To provide quality service with the highest principles of integrity, professionalism, and respect.  We will uphold these standards while providing an accurate, fair, and cost-effective appraisal roll for use in property tax assessment, while adhering to the property tax laws of the State of Texas.”

Boards and Committees

Board of Directors

Appraisal Review Board

Citizens Advisory Committee

Next Board of Directors Meeting 8/20/2020