GENERAL INFORMATION: A property owner or an owner’s designated agent can use this form to file a protest with the appraisal review board (ARB) pursuant to Tax Code Section 41.41. Lessees contractually obligated to reimburse a property owner for property taxes may be entitled to protest as a lessee if all Tax Code requirements are met, including those in Tax Code Section 41.413.
Section 1: Property Owner or Lessee
* An email address of a member of the public could be confidential under Government Code Section 552.137; however, by including the email address on this form, you are affirmatively consenting to its release under the Public Information Act.
Section 2: Property Description
Section 3: Reasons for Protest
To preserve your right to present each reason for your protest to the ARB according to law, be sure to select all boxes that apply. Failure to select the box that corresponds to each reason for your protest may result in your inability to protest an issue that you want to pursue.
Section 4: Additional Facts
Section 5: Hearing Type
A property owner does not waive the right to appear in person at a protest hearing by submitting an affidavit to the ARB or by electing to appear by telephone conference call.
** If you decide later to appear by telephone conference call, you must provide written notice to the ARB at least 10 days before the hearing date. You are responsible for providing access to the call to any person(s) you wish to invite to participate in the hearing. Review the ARB’s hearing procedures for county-specific telephone conference call procedures.
Section 6: ARB Hearing Notice and Procedures
If a protest goes to a hearing, the ARB automatically sends each party a copy of the ARB’s hearing procedures.
Section 7: Special Panel Request for Property Value of $50 Million or More
Section 8: Certification and Signature