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Notice of Appraised Value – FAQs

AT THIS TIME, THE DISTRICT WILL NOT CONDUCT IN-PERSON INFORMAL MEETINGS. After your protest is filed, the District will review the information provided and communicate online, by phone, or by mail. Refer to the Informal Appraisal Review Process insert accompanying the Notice of Appraised Value for more information.

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Why did I receive a Notice of Appraised Value this year?

CCAD sends a Notice of Appraised Value to all property owners in Collin County every year, whether required by law or not.

How do I file a formal protest?

A protest form can be found here, but an official form is not necessary. A protest is sufficient if it is in writing and identifies the owner, the property that is the subject of the protest, and reason(s) for protest.

What happens once the district receives my formal protest?

Once a timely filed protest is received, the ARB assigns a case number and a hearing is scheduled. The ARB will give you at least 15 days’ notice of the date, time and location of your hearing. At least 14 days before the ARB hearing, the appraisal district must send you a copy of Property Taxpayer Remedies, ARB procedures, notice of your right to postponement and a statement regarding your right to inspect documentation and information.

What if the date and time I am assigned is not convenient for me?

On request made to the ARB before the date of the hearing, a property owner who has not designated an agent under Section 1.111 to represent the owner at the hearing is entitled to one postponement of the hearing to a later date without showing cause. You must request this postponement to the ARB before the scheduled time of the hearing. A written request can be submitted by email to . In addition, the ARB is required to postpone a hearing under Tax Code, Sections 41.45e-1, 41.45g, 41.66h, 41.66i, and 41.66k.

What is the Appraisal Review Board?

An Appraisal Review Board (ARB) is a group of private citizens authorized to resolve disputes between taxpayers and the Appraisal District. ARB members are appointed by the Local Administrative Judge of Collin County for two-year terms. Although the Appraisal Review Board is funded by the Appraisal District, the ARB is a separate authoritative body. The ARB determines taxpayer protests and taxing unit challenges. The ARB also determines whether the Chief Appraiser has granted or denied exemptions and agricultural appraisals properly. The ARB's decisions are binding only for the year in question. The ARB meets throughout the year on a monthly basis to carry out supplemental duties. The ARB establishes its own Procedures and Rules that govern its operations based on the Texas Comptroller's Model Hearing Procedures. For cost saving purposes, the ARB typically meets at the Appraisal District office.

How are the Collin Appraisal Review Board members appointed?

ARB members are appointed by the Local Administrative Judge of Collin County for two-year terms.

What qualifications must an individual meet to serve on the ARB?

To qualify for service on the ARB, an individual must be a resident of the Appraisal District for at least two years prior to taking office. A person is ineligible to serve if the person is a member of the board of directors, an officer, or employee of the appraisal district, an employee of the comptroller, or a member of the governing body, officer or employee of a taxing unit. In a county with a population of more than 100,000, a person is ineligible to serve if the person is a former member of the board of directors, former officer, or former employee of the appraisal district; served as a member of the governing body or officer of a taxing unit for which the appraisal district appraises property, until the fourth anniversary of the date the person ceased being a member or officer; or a person who has appeared before the ARB for compensation during the two-year period preceding the date the person is appointed.

What is the deadline to file a protest?

With exceptions, the typical deadline for filing a notice of protest (having it postmarked if mailed) is May 15. Check your Notice of Appraised Value for the specific deadline.

Can I cancel my hearing?

Yes. Prior to the ARB hearing, you may submit your request to withdraw in writing by mail, fax (469-742-9201), or email (). The request must be from the property owner and identify subject property and/or protest case number