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2020 Press Releases

2020 Appraisal Rolls Have Been Certified

The Chief Appraiser has certified the 2020 appraisal rolls. Click here to download a PDF of the certified taxable values for each taxing entity.

2020-01-21 Updated Property Tax Information Now Available for Texas Taxpayers

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New and updated property tax information has just been compiled by the Collin Central Appraisal District and is available now to assist taxpayers. This property tax information is current and covers a wide range of topics, such as taxpayer remedies, exemptions and appraisals, and has information for select groups, such as disabled veterans and persons who are age 65 or older.

“Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, disabled veteran or a taxpayer, it’s important you know your rights concerning the property tax laws,” said Bo Daffin, Chief Appraiser of the Collin Central Appraisal District. “You can contact us about any property tax issues with full confidence that we will provide you the most complete, accurate and up-to-date available information to assist you.”

This includes information about the following programs.

  • Property Tax Exemptions for Disabled Veterans – The law provides partial exemptions for any property owned by veterans who are disabled, surviving spouses and surviving children of deceased disabled veterans. This includes homesteads donated to disabled veterans by charitable organizations at no cost to the disabled veterans. The exemption amount is determined according to percentage of service-connected disability. The law also provides a 100% homestead exemption for 100% disabled veterans and their surviving spouses, and for surviving spouses of U.S. armed service members killed in action.
  • Property Tax Exemptions – Non-profit organizations that meet statutory requirements may seek property tax exemptions and must apply to their county appraisal district by a specific date. Businesses that receive tax abatements granted by taxing units; ship inventory out of Texas that may be eligible for the freeport exemption; store certain goods in transit in warehouses that are moved within 175 days; construct, install or acquire pollution control property; own and operate energy storage systems; or store offshore drilling equipment while not in use may also be eligible for statutory exemptions.
  • Rendering Taxable Property – If a business owns tangible personal property that is used to produce income, the business must file a rendition with its local county appraisal district by a specified date. Personal property includes inventory and equipment used by a business. Owners do not have to render exempt property such as church property or an agriculture producer's equipment used for farming.
  • Appraisal Notices –Normally, taxpayers receive a notice of appraised value from the appropriate local county appraisal district. The city, county, school districts and other local taxing units will use the appraisal district's value to set property taxes for the coming year.
  • Property Taxpayer Remedies – This Comptroller publication explains in detail how to protest a property appraisal, what issues the county appraisal review board (ARB) can consider and what to expect during a protest hearing. The publication also discusses the options of taking a taxpayer's case to district court, the State Office of Administrative Hearings or binding arbitration if the taxpayer is dissatisfied with the outcome of the ARB hearing.
  • Homestead Exemptions – A homestead is generally defined as the home and land used as the owner's principal residence on Jan. 1 of the tax year. A homestead exemption reduces the appraised value of the home and, as a result, lowers property taxes. Applications are submitted to the appropriate local county appraisal district.
  • Productivity Appraisal – Property owners who use land for timber land production, agricultural purposes or wildlife management can be granted property tax relief on their land. They may apply to their local county appraisal district for an agricultural appraisal which may result in a lower appraisal of the land based on how much the taxpayer produces, versus what the land would sell for in the open market.
  • Residence Homestead Tax Deferral – Texas homeowners may postpone paying the currently delinquent property taxes due on the appreciating value of their homes by filing a tax deferral affidavit at their local county appraisal district. This tax relief allows homeowners to pay the property taxes on 105% of the preceding year's appraised value of their homestead, plus the taxes on any new improvements to the homestead. The remaining taxes are postponed, but not cancelled, with interest accruing at 8% per year.
  • Property Tax Deferral for Persons Age 65 or Older or Disabled Homeowners – Texans who are age 65 or older or disabled, as defined by law, or who qualify for a disabled veteran exemption may postpone paying current and delinquent property taxes on their homes by signing a tax deferral affidavit. Once the affidavit is on file, taxes are deferred, but not cancelled, as long as the owner continues to own and live in the home. Interest continues to accrue at 5% per year on unpaid taxes. You may obtain a deferral affidavit at the appraisal district.
  • Notice of Availability of Electronic Communication – In appraisal districts located in counties with a population of more than 200,000 or that have authorized electronic communications, and that have implemented a system that allows such communications, chief appraisers and ARBs may communicate electronically through email or other media with property owners or their designated representatives. Written agreements are required for notices and other documents to be delivered electronically instead of mailing.
  • Protesting Property Appraisal Values – Property owners who disagree with the appraisal district's appraisal of their property for local taxes or for any other action that adversely affects them may protest their property value to the appraisal district's ARB.

For more information about these programs, contact Collin Central Appraisal District at 250 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, TX 75069. Information is also available on the Comptroller's Property Tax Assistance Division's website at: www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/.

2020-04-13 Extension of 2020 Filing Deadlines

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PRESS RELEASE

March 30, 2020 (updated April 13, 2020 to include Abatements)

EXTENSION OF 2020 FILING DEADLINES

RENDITON STATEMENTS:
The April 15th deadline in Section 22.23(a) of the Texas Property Tax Code, for filing Renditions, is hereby automatically extended to May 15, 2020. The requirement under Section 22.23(b), to request the extension in writing, is hereby waived for the 2020 tax year.

LAND DESIGNATED FOR AGRICULTURAL USE:
The April 30th deadline in Section 23.54(d) of the Texas Property Tax Code, for filing an application seeking appraisal as “Qualified Agricultural Land (Open-Space Land)” is hereby extended to June 1, 2020. This extension is automatically granted for “good cause” under Section 23.54(d) and does not require the applicant to request the extension.

ABATEMENTS, Section 312 Texas Property Code, Comptroller Form 50-116:
The April 30th deadline for filing an Abatement application is extended to June 1, 2020.

NOTE:
It should be noted that extended deadlines already exist in the Texas Property Tax Code for the following exemptions and do not require action by the chief appraiser to further extend the existing “late filing” provisions in the Code.

Section 11.431 (Late Application for Homestead Exemptions);
Section 11.433 (Late Application for Religious Organization Exemption);
Section 11.434 (Late Application for School Exemption);
Section 11.435 (Late Application for Charitable Organization Exemption);
Section 11.439 (Late Application for Disabled Veteran Exemption);
Section 11.4391(Late Application for Freeport Exemption).

Issued by Bo Daffin, Chief Appraiser, March 30, 2020 (updated April 13, 2020 to include Abatements)

2020-04-13 Notices of Appraised Value Delayed

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PRESS RELEASE

April 13, 2020 (updated April 13, 2020 to include Abatements)

2020 Notices of Appraised Value Delayed

REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL NOTICES:

  • Mailing date delayed until May 15, 2020.
  • Protest deadline for notices mailed May 15th will be June 15th.
  • We will mail appraisal notices to all real properties, as we do each year.
  • Appraised Values are as of January 1st statutory requirement.

BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY (BPP) APPRAISAL NOTICES:

  • BPP Mailing date will trail real estate notices by two to four weeks.
  • BPP protest deadline will be 30 days after the date BPP appraisal notices are mailed.
  • We will mail appraisal notices to all BPP properties, as we do each year.
  • Appraised Values are as of January 1st statutory requirement.

THE DISTRICT WILL NOT CONDUCT IN-PERSON MEETINGS:

  • If the owner disagrees with the Notice of Appraised Value, they will need to file a protest with the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) via our online eFile system or in writing by mail.
  • After the ARB support staff schedules a protest hearing, an appraiser and/or an exemptions manager will review the protest.
  • Information and discussions with District staff will be handled through our eFile system, by telephone or by mail.
  • If the District’s staff and owner reach an agreement electronically via our eFile system or in writing, prior to the date of the scheduled protest hearing, the ARB hearing will be canceled.
  • If there is not an agreement prior to the scheduled protest hearing, the owner will need to proceed with their ARB hearing.

APPRAISAL REVIEW BOARD (ARB):

    The Appraisal Review Board is working on procedures for the 2020 protest hearings. Currently the preliminary schedule is to begin hearings around July 6th.

    Issued by Bo Daffin, Chief Appraiser, April 13, 2020

2020-04-30 Estimated Taxable Values

The Chief Appraiser released the 2020 estimated taxable values to the taxing entities on April 30th. Click here to download the PDF of the 2020 estimated taxable value totals.


2020-05-13 Notices of Appraised Value & District Operations

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PRESS RELEASE

May 13, 2020

2020 Notices of Appraised Value & District Opperations

REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL NOTICES:

  • Mailing date May 15, 2020.
  • Protest deadline for notices mailed May 15th will be June 15th.
  • We will mail appraisal notices for all real properties, as we do each year.
  • Appraised Values are based on a property’s market value on January 1, 2020, as required by the Property Tax Code.

BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY (BPP) APPRAISAL NOTICES:

  • BPP Mailing date will trail real estate notices by approximately three weeks.
  • BPP protest deadline will be 30 days after the date BPP appraisal notices are mailed.
  • We will mail appraisal notices for all BPP properties, as we do each year.
  • Appraised Values are based on a property’s market value on January 1, 2020, as required by the Property Tax Code.

CUSTOMER SERVICE LOBBY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

  • Our Customer Service department is open to assist the public with filing their homestead, senior citizen, veterans and other exemption applications.
    • Beginning Friday, May 15th, owners and their representatives can deliver protest forms to the ARB at our Customer Service counter.
  • Our Mapping/GIS department is open to assist the public with questions concerning tax parcel mapping and the District’s ownership files. Please note that deeds or other property instruments are not filed with the District. Our records are updated based on filings at the County Clerk’s office.

THE DISTRICT WILL NOT CONDUCT IN-PERSON MEETINGS:

  • If the owner disagrees with the Notice of Appraised Value, they will need to file a protest with the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) via the online eFile system, in writing by mail or hand delivered to 250 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75069.
  • An appraiser and/or an exemptions administrator will be notified that a protest has been filed, including the reason for the protest.
  • Information and informal discussions with District staff will be handled through the online eFile system, by telephone, by email or mail.
  • If the District’s staff and owner or their authorized representative reach an agreement prior to the date of the scheduled protest hearing, the ARB hearing will be canceled.
  • If there is not an agreement prior to the scheduled protest hearing, the owner or their authorized representative will need to proceed with their ARB hearing.

APPRAISAL REVIEW BOARD (ARB):

The ARB is not appointed by the District’s board of directors or the chief appraiser.

All members of the ARB are appointed by the local Administrative District Judge and trained by the Texas Comptroller, in accordance with the Property Tax Code.

This section is being included with the Appraisal District’s press release, with consent of the ARB’s chairman, to provide information to property owners and their authorized representatives.

  • The ARB will begin their hearings on July 6th.
  • The ARB will conduct protest hearings based on evidence and testimony presented by affidavit or written declaration, which may be accompanied by a telephone hearing if requested by the owner or their authorized representative.
    • Owners, their authorized representatives and their expert witnesses will not appear in person due to distancing requirements.
    • The Appraisal District’s chief appraiser and all testifying parties representing the District, whether employees of the District or expert witnesses, will not appear in person due to distancing requirements.
    • The only Appraisal District staff allowed in the hearing panels will be clerical, administrative or technological support, adhering to appropriate safety guidelines.
  • The ARB will accept affidavits, written declarations and evidence by mail or hand delivery to 250 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75069, by email or fax.
    • Mail, email and fax instructions will be included in the ARB’s hearing notification letter.
  • The ARB is in the process of updating their website https://collinarb.org including posting their email address and fax number for owners and their authorized representatives to deliver affidavits, declarations and evidence.
    • A declaration template will be available on the ARB’s website.
    • The declaration template can be downloaded, completed electronically and submitted via email to the ARB @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • The declaration template can be printed, completed by hand then mailed, or hand delivered to the ARB at 250 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75069, or scanned and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • The primary difference between an affidavit and written declaration is a declaration does not require a Notary.

Issued by Bo Daffin, Chief Appraiser, May 13, 2020

2020-08-04 July 24th, 2020 Certified Estimate of Taxable Value

The Chief Appraiser released the 2020 Certified Estimated Taxable Values to the taxing entities on July 24, 2020, as required by §26.01(a-1) of the Texas Property Tax Code, since the Appraisal Review Board had not approved the Appraisal Records by July 20th.

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PRESS RELEASE

August 4th, 2020

July 24, 2020 Certified Estimate of Taxable Value