Protest Property Tax | Appeal Property Tax Houston – Property Tax Reduction

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How to Protest Property Tax in Galveston County

Step One

Free Tax Assessment Evaluation

Find out instantly if you have a case to reduce Galveston County Appraisal District’s valuation.

Step Two

Build Your Custom Report

Simply purchase and download your custom Property Tax Reduction Report.

Step Three

Send your report to Galveston CAD

Galveston County Appraisal District will review your evidence for a reduction.

 

Option 1 | Submit your Property Tax Reduction Report Online

The Online Protest is your Informal Hearing. You will use your Property ID and Online Protest ID, both of which are found on your Appraisal Notice, to login to Galveston County Appraisal District’s Online Protest system.

The Galveston County Online Property Tax Protest system allows you to perform basic functions related to your appeal.  The diagram below illustrates some of the tasks that can be efficiently handled using the Galveston CAD Online Protest System.  View step-by-step instructions for submitting your evidence online

After submitting your Property Tax Reduction Report, Galveston CAD will review your evidence and either (1) make an offer for a reduction in your assessed value, or (2) request that you present your evidence at the ARB (Appraisal Review Board) hearing.  The ARB is a private, impartial group of citizens authorized to resolve disputes between taxpayers and the appraisal district. They hold property tax appeal hearings for protests not settled during the Informal Hearing.  View tips for an ARB hearing.

How the Galveston County Online Protest Works
 


Option 2 | Submit your Property Tax Reduction Report In-Person

File your protest by completing and mailing the Notice of Protest form to:

Galveston County Appraisal District | 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway Ste. A |  Texas City, TX 77591

Shortly after filing your protest, you will receive a letter informing you of your ARB hearing date.  At any time prior to your scheduled ARB hearing date, you can appear for an Informal Hearing to meet one-on-one with a Galveston CAD representative to try and settle your case.

If you are unable to agree on a value at your Informal Hearing, you will take your case to the ARB for your Formal Hearing.


Option 3 | Submit your Property Tax Reduction Report Via Mail
File your protest by completing and mailing the Notice of Protest form to:

Galveston County Appraisal District | 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway Ste. A |  Texas City, TX 77591

Shortly after filing your protest, you will be notified via mail of your ARB hearing date.

If you are unable to attend your ARB hearing in person, you may submit your Property Tax Reduction Report via mail with a completed affidavit. The ARB will review your evidence and notify you via mail of your final determined valuation.