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Filing a Protest and General Information

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If you wish to appeal the appraised value of your property, you must file a Notice of Protest within the time allotted. The deadline to file is May 16th or 30 days from the date on your Notice of Appraised Value.

If you wish to contest the appraised value of your property, you must file a Notice of Protest with the appraisal district. You can file a protest by: Digital Protest Form, Online Portal, In Person, or US Mail.

You may file a digital Notice of protest from the link provide below. If you’d like to mail your protest, you can download the protest form , Form 50-132, from this site or the Texas Comptroller’s website. The deadline to file a protest by any mean is May 15th or 30 days from the date on your Notice of Appraised Value. You can file a protest even if you did not receive a Notice of Appraised Value. Protests filed through the Online Portal will receive all communications from the appraisal district via email only.

 

Current Hearings Schedule

The hearings schedule document will be updated daily at 6AM while hearings are actively being held. Please check back after this time to find an updated version of the document.

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Address for Mailing a Protest

El Paso Central Appraisal District
5801 Trowbridge Dr.
El Paso, TX 79925

 

Options to File Your Protest

Option                  Speed                   Convenience
  Protest Form (Assisted) 
[How-To]
File Now No Account required. Digital form pre-filled for your convenience from our Property Search.            
Online Protest Portal File Now Requires account. See our Online Protest page for more information.      
In-Person Form 50-132 -OR- Kiosk Fill out a Notice of Protest at our office on paper or using our Kiosks for the pre-filled digital form.      
U.S. Mail Form 50-132 Fill out a Notice of Protest on paper and mail it to our office.

"Speed" refers to how fast your Notice of Protest is processed and scheduled.

Appraisal Review Board Back to top

The ARB's Role in the Property Tax System

The appraisal review board (ARB) is the judicial part of the system. The ARB is a separate body from the appraisal office and serves a different function. It hears and resolves disputes over appraisal matters.

The ARB only has authority over matters submitted to it. The ARB has no role in the day to day operations of the appraisal office or in appraising property.

Except where it is deciding a protest, challenge, or a correction motion, the ARB has no authority to change a value or correct the appraisal records directly. In a challenge, it must order the chief appraiser to reappraise or correct the records related to the challenge. Only in resolving taxpayer protests can the ARB make changes or set a value on its own. Such a change only affects the property in question.

For additional information regarding protest and appeals, please visit the Appraisal Protests and Appeals page from the comptroller’s website at the following link: https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/property-tax/protests/


Appraisal Review Board Hearing Information

Monday - Friday
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
P: (915) 780-2123
F: (915) 780-1614
[email protected]


Appraisal Review Board Members

ARB Members List


Taxpayer Liason Officer

Tracy Carter
5801 Trowbridge Dr.
El Paso, TX 79925
P: (915) 780-2000
Email: [email protected]


Appeals Process Back to top

After the ARB rules on your protest, it will send a written Order of Determination (Board Order) by certified mail. In counties with a population of 120,000 or more, you or your agent can request to receive the Order of Determination by email. To appeal an ARB order to binding arbitration, you must file a request for binding arbitration with the appraisal district not later than the 60th day after receiving notice of the order. To apply for binding arbitration, you must complete the Comptroller's request form and submit it with your deposit in the required amount based on the ARB's determination of the property value and property type. You must make your deposit by money order or cashier's check, payable to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Although your deposit is made payable to the Comptroller's office, you must file it, along with your application, in the appraisal district in which the ARB order was issued. The appraisal district will complete the application and forward your request and deposit to the Comptroller's office. Depending on the facts and the type of property, you may be able to appeal to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) or to binding arbitration.

Additional information about appealing an ARB decision, including filing deadlines and fees, can be found on the Comptroller’s website at https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/property-tax/protests/

In all types of appeals you are required to pay a specified portion of your taxes before the delinquency date.

Website last updated on: 5/19/2022 10:21:14 AM MDT (UTC -6:00)