When is the deadline to file a protest?
Short answer: May 15th.
The deadline to file a protest each year is May 15th or 30 days after you receive your Notice of Appraised Value – whichever is LATER. That means if you received your Notice of Appraised Value by April 15th, you have until May 15th to file a protest – even if there is an earlier “deadline” printed on your Notice of Appraised Value.
Some Appraisal Districts print misleading “deadlines” in order to get people to file protests earlier and to discourage people from filing after a certain date. State law requires that those districts accept all protests filed by the actual May 15th deadline.
If you received your Notice of Appraised Value after April 15th, you have 30 days from the date on your Notice to file a protest. The deadline to file a protest for a Notice received on May 15th is June 14th, etc.
If you have any questions about your deadline, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 512-339-6671.
Post edited on 12/13/2017 to reflect the change in protest deadline from May 31st to May 15th starting in the 2018 tax year.