Please be aware that the online protest is considered to be an informal meeting. Filing an online protest forfeits your opportunity to have an informal meeting with an appraiser at the appraisal district. If you choose to come in to the CAD and/or send in your protest by mail, you forfeit your right to protest online.
In accordance with the Texas Tax Code Sec. 41.415, residential homes with a granted homestead located in a homogeneous (of like properties) subdivision are eligible for an online protest.
Properties not eligible:
- Non-Homesteaded property.
- Property coded to an agent.
- Abstract or rural areas
- Non-homogeneous (of like properties) subdivision.
Texas Tax Code Sec. 41.415. ELECTRONIC FILING OF NOTICE OF PROTEST
(b) The appraisal district shall implement a system that allows the owner of a property that for the current tax year has been granted a residence homestead exemption under Section 11.13, in connection with the property, to electronically:(1) file a notice of protest under Section 41.41(a)(1) or (2) with the appraisal review board;
(g) An appraisal district is not required to make the system required by this section available to an owner of a residence homestead located in an area in which the chief appraiser determines that the factors affecting the market value of real property are unusually complex or to an owner who has designated an agent to represent the owner in a protest as provided by Section 1.111.