May 20, 2020 - The Shelby County Appraisal District mailed appraisal notices on May 15th. Your city, county, school district and other local taxing units will use the appraisal district’s value to set your 2020 property tax rates.
March 19, 2020 - In an effort to do our part in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Shelby County Appraisal District will close their doors to the public starting Monday, March 23, 2020 until further notice.
April 17, 2020 - 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 January 1. The applicant must be a Texas resident to qualify for a homestead exemption.
April 17, 2020 - 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.
March 18, 2020 - Like you, the Shelby County Appraisal District is closely monitoring the developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to do our part in preventing the spread of this virus, the Shelby County Appraisal District is asking everyone that has business to do with us to call our office before coming in person. We may be able to help you over the phone. If we can’t help you over the phone, it may be something that can wait, like turning in applications for exemptions. Then we would ask you to come to the office at a later time.
March 13, 2020 - 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.
March 10, 2020 - 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 15th. Property owners who need more time to file their renditions may file a written request with the chief appraiser on or before April 15th to receive an automatic extension to May 15th or the next business day. The chief appraiser may also grant an additional 15 days after the postponed deadline, if necessary.