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Protest Process

 

THE PROTEST PROCESS 

The right to protest to the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) is one of the most important rights you have as a taxpayer. You may protest if you disagree with any of the actions the Appraisal District has taken on your property. Below is information and links to different topics that will hopefully answer many of the questions that you may have. Click on each topic below:

Informal Appraisal Review Procedure

Online Protest Instructions

Appraisal Review Board (ARB) Information

ARB Hearing Procedures – Quick Guide

ARB Hearing Procedures

How to present your case at the ARB Hearing

Protest & Appeal Summary

Common Questions

Property Owner’s Affidavit of Evidence

Beginning on April 16 protests to the ARB can be filed by electronic communications via the PCAD website using the Online Protest or in written form. The Parker County Appraisal District (PCAD) would prefer that all property owners file their protest online using PCAD's website www.parkercad.org instead of visiting our office to speak with an appraiser or mailing in a protest.

A protest must be filed by May 15, or no later than 30 days after the Appraisal District delivers a Notice of Appraised Value to you, whichever is later. However, if the protest deadline falls on a weekend or holiday then the protest deadline is the first business day after the date. For most, the deadline to file a written protest for the 2021 Tax Year is May 17th. Please check the deadline dates on your Business Personal Property Notice of Appraised Value/Notice of Protest form for protest deadline on these properties.

Office visits are not necessary to resolve issues with appraisers. If you submit your protests and evidence, an appraiser will review your protest and evidence and may attempt to contact you prior to your scheduled ARB Hearing. It is not necessary to visit PCAD's office to resolve your issue informally with an appraiser. If they are able to make an adjustment that you are in agreement with, there may be no need for your formal ARB hearing.

Please check your hearing date and time and if you have not heard anything from the Appraisal District and your issue(s) remain unresolved then you need to attend your scheduled hearing before the ARB.

If you have any questions that cannot be answered here, please call 817-596-0077 or email parkercad@parkercad.org