What is the Appraisal District?
The Gregg County Appraisal District’s primary function is appraising taxable property for the county, cities, school districts and a number of other special taxing units, including fire and water that levy property taxes within the boundaries of the appraisal district. The Appraisal District is responsible for the appraisal of approximately 292,000 property parcels annually as well as the business personal property located within the district. They are also responsible for the administering of property tax exemptions and determining the taxable situs of property.
The governing body of the Gregg Appraisal District is the Board of Directors, who is primarily responsible for the appointing of the Chief Appraiser (the chief executive of the district), as well as approving the annual budget. The Appraisal District is also the location of the Appraisal Review Board which is responsible for hearing property owner protests matters as well as a Taxpayer Liaison Officer, who is responsible for handling problems outside the jurisdiction of the Appraisal Review Board.
What is the Chief Appraiser?
The Chief Appraiser is the chief executive officer of the Appraisal District. It is the responsibility of the Chief Appraiser and the Appraisal District staff to appraise property located within Gregg County.
What is an Appraisal Notice & Why Did I Receive One?
An Appraisal Notice is a document that officially notifies a property owner of the proposed value of a property for the current tax year. This notice also includes a breakdown of any exemptions that are applied to the property and notifies the property owner of the deadline to protest any valuation issues they may have.
The Gregg Appraisal District will send a notice to a property owner of the purposed value of their property if:
- The property was reappraised in the current tax year
- The appraised property value has changed
- The property has been rendered by the property owner
- The property was not on the appraisal roll in the preceding year
- The ownership of the property has changed from the preceding year
- An Ag/Timber valuation has either been added or removed
- The status of an exemption has been altered from the preceding year
Questions or Concerns about Appraisal
If you have a concern about the appraisal of property, you should first contact the Appraisal District’s staff immediately. If there is an issue concerning your notice of appraised value, please be aware of the deadlines located at the bottom portion of the notice.
Complaints of this nature that cannot be resolved at a staff level can be addressed by a written protest to the Appraisal Review Board.
|January 1||Statutory date for appraisal of all taxable property at 100% of market valueStatutory date of determining status for approval of regular residential Homestead exemption. (Taxpayer must own and occupy as primary residence on this date.)|
|April 15||Last day for property owners to file rendition.|
|May 15||Protest deadline for filing a written protest to the appraisal review board is May 15th, or no later than the 30th day after a notice of appraisal has been properly mailed to the property owner at address of record, whichever is later.|
|October/November||Tax bills are mailed to property owners by the appropriate tax assessor/collector office|
|January 31||Last day to pay previous tax year property taxes at the tax assessor/collectors office without penalty and interest added.|