May 10, 2022 - The Shelby County Appraisal District will mail appraisal notices on May 16th. Your city, county, school district and other local taxing units will use the appraisal district’s value to set your 2022 property tax rates.
Under Texas law, county appraisal districts are required to notify property owners about changes in their property’s value. The notice contains important information about the property’s location, its ownership and property tax exemptions that have been applied to the property.
April 28, 2022 - Texas farmers and ranchers can be granted property tax relief on their land. They may apply to the Shelby County Appraisal District for agricultural productivity appraisal and for a lower appraisal of their land based on how much they produce, versus what their land would sell for on the open market.
April 7, 2022 - If you own tangible personal property that is used to produce income, then a rendition must be filed with the Shelby County Appraisal District by April 15. Property owners who need more time to file their renditions may file a written request with the chief appraiser on or before April 15 to receive an automatic extension to May 15 or the next business day. The chief appraiser may also grant an additional 15 days after the postponed deadline, if necessary.
April 13, 2022 - 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 January 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.
April 13, 2022 - 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.
April 5, 2022 - Shelby County is experiencing increased growth regarding real estate values. The Comptroller’s office through its Property Tax Division recently conducted their Property Value Study which takes a random sample of properties within a school district and then through reported sales and their field appraisals, they determine whether the Appraisal District is valuing properties at 100% market value according to state law.
January 11, 2022 - Notice is hereby given that a public meeting and a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Shelby County Appraisal District will convene at 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the appraisal district office at 724 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas. The following subjects will be discussed, and action taken where necessary.
November 24, 2021 - Texas homeowners may postpone paying the currently delinquent property taxes due on the appreciating value of their homes by taking advantage of a payment option called “residence homestead tax deferral” and filing a tax deferral affidavit at the Shelby County Appraisal District.