Contest Property Taxes

COMAL COUNTY DEADLINE TO CONTEST YOUR PROPERTY APPRAISAL IS MAY 15th OR 30 DAYS FROM THE NOTICE DATE!
HAYS COUNTY DEADLINE TO CONTEST YOUR PROPERTY APPRAISAL IS MAY 15th.

Right now, local homeowners, especially seniors on fixed incomes, are being taxed out of their own homes by skyrocketing property taxes! This is just wrong!

The Comal and Hays County Appraisal Districts have already begun sending out 2022 property values notices. Higher valuations increase your tax liability. Once you receive your appraisal notice, you have the chance to protest the new valuation of your home or property to help lower your property tax bill.

Here are the helpful steps to guide you through the process:

STEP 1:

COMAL COUNTY HOMEOWNERS:
Find the online PIN on your Property Value Notice
HAYS COUNTY HOMEOWNERS:
Find the online PIN on your Property Value Notice

STEP 2:

COMAL COUNTY HOMEOWNERS:
Go to TaxWeb.Co.Comal.TX.US/Portal If you are a new user to the online appeals, start by clicking ‘CREATE USER’ to set up a user name & password.
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You can also submit a protest using this form: Notice of Protest and emailing it to comalad@co.comal.tx.us

HAYS COUNTY HOMEOWNERS:
Go to Hayscad.com. Click on ‘ONLINE APPEAL’. If you are a new user to the online appeals, start by clicking ‘CREATE USER’ to set up a user name & password.
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IF the online site is down, go straight to this form: https://hayscad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/2022-PROTEST-FORM-50-132.pdf

STEP 3:

Follow the prompt, provide a compelling reason for your contest (e.g. incorrect appraised market value, value is unequal compared with other properties, etc.), and upload any supporting documentation.

Once you successfully file your online contest, a confirmation will be sent to you and you will get written notice of a hearing date and time to appear (or meet via phone or computer) before the Appraisal Review Board.
COMAL COUNTY HOMEOWNERS:

Here is a helpful step by step guide to file your appeal: http://www.comalad.org/data/_uploaded/pdf/2018-E-File-Instructions.pdf or you can hire professional assistance as well!
 

If you should need to contact the District in regard to your protest, please call (830) 625-8597.

Comal County Protest FAQs:

http://www.comalad.org/data/_uploaded/pdf/Frequently-Asked-Questions-for-Electronic-Filing-revised-6-1-16.pdf

HAYS COUNTY HOMEOWNERS:

Here is a helpful step by step guide to file your appeal:

https://hayscad.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/OLA-USERS-HELP-GUIDE.pdf or you can hire a professional service to assist as well!

If after following the prompt you are still having issues you can instead submit your protest form (https://hayscad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/2022-PROTEST-FORM-50-132.pdf)

via email: protest@hayscad.com

You can also call (512) 268-2522.

More Resources on Contesting Your Property Tax Appraisal:

 

Here is a helpful video from the Comptroller on how to successfully present your case at your ARB hearing: https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/property-tax/video/homeowner-protest-ce/story.html

If you have any further questions or need help, please reach out to us right away. We are here for you!