Submitted by Angie Wright

Notice of Public Hearing on Shelby County Appraisal District Budget

June 23, 2020 - The Shelby County Appraisal District will hold a public hearing on their proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year.
The public hearing will be held on July 7, 2020 at 5:30pm at the appraisal district office, 724 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas.

A summary of the appraisal district budget follows:

2020 Proposed Budget: $728,228
Increase over current budget: $35,311
Employees compensated under current budget: 7

Shelby County Appraisal District Closes Doors, Offers Online Options

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.

Our staff will still be here to answer phones at (936) 598-6171. You may also correspond with us via fax at (936) 598-7096 or email at

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

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.

Shelby County Appraisal District Notice Concerning COVID-19

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.

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

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.

Available homestead exemptions include:

Shelby County Appraisal District Reminds Businesses to Render Their Taxable Property by April 15th

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.

Notice from Appraisal District: Property Tax Exemptions

February 14, 2020 - Did you receive a letter in the mail about paying a fee to get your Homestead Exemption?

• The Shelby County Appraisal District is the only entity that can add any property tax exemptions to your property.
• There is NEVER a fee to apply for an exemption. 

If you ever have any questions about your property tax exemptions, contact the Shelby County Appraisal District office.

724 Shelbyville Street
Center, Texas 75935
(936) 598-6171


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