Appeals

Protest Deadline: *May 17th, 2021

*or 30 days after you receive your notice, whichever is later*

The regular deadline to file an appeal has passed. Some property owners may have an extended deadline if their notice was sent after April 17th. Review your Notice of Appraised Value for the deadline date.

Late filers must show good cause to the ARB as to why the deadline was missed.

Duplicate Filing

Property Owners Do Not Need to File an Appeal by Multiple Means, As Filing a Duplicate May Result in Processing Delays.

E.g. Filing an appeal for a property by mail via US Mail AND filing an appeal online for the same property via eFile will result in a duplicate filing.

A Notice of Protest filed online through our eFile form (by the deadline) receives an email confirmation and PDF copy of their submission. The email confirmation & submission is equivalent to the “Date Received”.

Step 1: File your Protest

4 Ways to File

Online Appeal

Electronic Filing of the Notice of Protest & Online Informal Meeting CombinedFastest and most efficient way to submit your Notice of Protest and have your appeal reviewed by a registered FBCAD appraiser.
More about Online Appeals



2021 Online Appeal Process is currently unavailable. If you would like to file a 2021 appeal, please file by using E-file (link below), US Mail or In- Person.

e-File

Electronic Filing of Notice of Protest
Fastest way to submit your Notice of Protest.

(If wanted, you must request an Informal Meeting. Include phrase “I want an Informal Meeting” in section 4.)


e-File your Protest

US Mail

Traditional Filing of Notice of Protest
Utilize USPS to send your Notice of Protest.

(If wanted, you must request an Informal Meeting. Include phrase “I want an Informal Meeting” in section 4.)


Mail To:
2801 B.F. Terry Blvd.
Rosenberg, TX 77471

In-Person

Traditional Filing of Notice of Protest
We are happy to accept your Notice of Protest in person.

(If wanted, you must request an Informal Meeting. Include phrase “I want an Informal Meeting” in section 4.)



Visit Us:
2801 B.F. Terry Blvd.
Rosenberg, TX 77471

Step 2: Request an Informal Meeting

(Optional)

In many cases, your appeal can be resolved by having an informal conversation with a registered FBCAD appraiser.

Informal Meetings are not required by the tax code, but rather offered as a good faith attempt to resolve the appeal.

If you did not include an Informal Meeting request on your Notice of Protest, you must complete this form to request one.

A Notice of Protest is required to have an Informal Meeting.

Click here to learn more about Informal Meetings.


Step 3: Wait for a Response

If you requested an Informal Meeting, an FBCAD appraiser will contact you. If a settlement is reached, then the Formal Hearing will be cancelled.

If a settlement is not reached, then you will be scheduled for a Formal Hearing with the Appraisal Review Board (ARB).

If you did not request an Informal Meeting, then the ARB will send you a scheduling notice for your Formal Hearing.

Please note that FBCAD receives thousands of protests each year. A response may take as little as a few days or weeks or as much as a few months. We will work diligently to contact you as soon as possible.


Step 4: Attend your Formal Hearing

All Formal Hearings are conducted on-site in the Appraisal Review Board building located at 2801 B. F. Terry Blvd in Rosenberg, Texas.

Learn more about the ARB process here.

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2801 B. F. Terry Blvd. Rosenberg, TX 77471
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Est. 1982

The Fort Bend Central Appraisal District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas established in 1982 for the purpose of discovering and appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes for each taxing unit within the boundaries of the district.

The district has approximately 376,000 accounts to appraise each year with a total market value of approximately $107 billion.

FBCAD Serves Approx. 215 Taxing Units.