Submitted by Angie Wright

Property Owners Can Protest Property Appraisal Values

May 22, 2018 - Property owners who disagree with the Shelby County 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 Appraisal Review Board (ARB). 

A property owner must file a written notice of protest before Jun 15th or within 30 days after the appraisal district mails the taxpayer a notice of appraised value, whichever is later. 

SC Appraisal District Reminds Businesses to Render Taxable Property by April 15th

April 3, 2018 - If you own tangible personal property that is used to produce income, you must file a rendition with the Shelby County Appraisal District by April 15.

A rendition is a report that lists all the taxable property you owned or controlled on January 1 of this year. 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.

SC Appraisal District Appraisal Review Board Notice of Public Meeting

March 29, 2018 - Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Appraisal Review Board of Shelby County will convene at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the office of Shelby County Appraisal District, 724 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas. The following subjects will be discussed, and action taken where necessary.

AGENDA

1. Call to Order
2. Hear and Determine Taxpayers’ Appeals
3. Approve the Minutes of the Meeting of January 9, 2018
4. Submit Supplemental Records for First Quarter of 2018
5. Recess

Disabled Veterans May Qualify to Have Some, All of Their Property Taxes Waived

February 6, 2018 - Veterans with a service connected disability are encouraged to file an exemption application form to have their property taxes lowered. Some veterans may even qualify for a 100 percent exemption of their taxes.

Texas law provides partial exemptions for any property owned by veterans who are disabled, surviving spouses and surviving children of deceased disabled veterans. An applicant may claim an exemption on only one piece of property the applicant owned on Jan. 1. The applicant must be a Texas resident to qualify for a homestead exemption.

Comptroller’s Office Encourages Homeowners to Take Advantage of Homestead Exemptions

February 6, 2018 - One of the easiest ways a homeowner can lower his or her property tax bill is to file a homestead exemption. A homestead is generally the house and land used as the owner’s principal residence on Jan. 1 of the tax year.

Homestead exemptions reduce the appraised value of your home and, as a result, lower your property taxes. To apply for an exemption on your residence homestead, contact the Shelby County Appraisal District.

Available homestead exemptions include:

Shelby County Appraisal District Board of Directors Notice of January Public Meeting (Updated)

January 3, 2018 - Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Board of Directors of the Shelby County Appraisal District will convene at 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the appraisal district office at 724 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas. The following subjects will be discussed and action taken where necessary.

Agenda
1. Call to Order
2. Public Comment
3. Election of Officers
4. Approve Minutes from the October 3, 2017 Meeting

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