Submitted by Angie Wright

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

Updated Property Tax Information Now Available for Texas Taxpayers

January 2, 2018 - New and updated property tax information has just been compiled by Shelby County 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, appraisals and is of value to select groups, such as disabled veterans and persons who are 65 years of age or older.

Shelby County Appraisal District Depository Bids Public Notice

October 11, 2017 - The Shelby County Appraisal District hereby gives notice that it will enter into a contract for a district depository as required by law. Any banking corporation, association or individual banker in Shelby County, Texas is invited to submit an application for such depository by December 31, 2017. Bids may be submitted to Robert N. Pigg, Chief Appraiser, at 724 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas 75935. If you have any questions, you may call (936) 598-6171.

Shelby County Appraisal District Board of Directors July Meeting

July 6, 2017 - Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Board of Directors of the Shelby County Appraisal District will convene immediately following the budget hearing scheduled at 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 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. Minutes of April 4, 2017 Meeting

4. Check Register for April through June 2017

Shelby County Appraisal District Budget Public Hearing

July 6, 2017 - Notice of Public Hearing on Shelby County Appraisal District Budget

The Shelby County Appraisal District will hold a public hearing on their proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year. The public hearing will be held on July 11, 2017 at 5:30pm at the appraisal district office, 724 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas.

A summary of the appraisal district budget follows:

SC Appraisal District Notice of July 13 Public Meeting of Appraisal Review Board

July 3, 2017 - Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Appraisal Review Board of Shelby County will convene at 8:45 A.M. on Thursday, July 13, 2017 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. Taxpayers’ Protests
3. Appraisal Records as Amended
4. Recess

This notice is given pursuant to Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Government Code.

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