2022 VALUE NOTICES AND PROTEST PROCEDURES

The 2022 Notices of Appraised Value (notices) informing you of your preliminary 2022 value will be mailed between April 15, 2022 and May 16, 2022.

State law requires our office to appraise property at its market value, being the value the property would sell for.  If your property did not recently sell, our office must base your appraised value based on the sales prices of similar properties.   If you do not agree with your valuation, you must file a written notice of protest in order to discuss your property with an appraiser.  A protest form was included in your notice, but you can CLICK HERE if you need a copy.  The protest deadline is 30 days after your notice is mailed to you, which is clearly printed on your notice.

FILING A PROTEST

The protest form included with your notice of appraised value allows you to select the type of hearing you prefer:

  • Telephone conference
  • Zoom video conference
  • In person
  • Written affidavit

 You may file your protest using any of these methods:

  • Mail to PO Box 21337, Beaumont TX 77720
  • Hand deliver to our office located at 4610 S 4th, Beaumont TX 77705
  • Email your completed protest form to protests@jcad.org.
  • File using Online Protests through our website at the top or by clicking eprotest.jcad.org.

 APPRAISAL REVIEW BOARD (ARB) HEARING

Once your protest is filed, you will receive your notice of protest hearing with the date and time of your formal hearing with the ARB.  Upon receipt of your hearing date, please email your evidence for your protest to protestevidence@jcad.org as soon as possible.  As an alternate, you may mail your evidence or hand deliver it to our office.  Please identify your evidence with the Case number assigned to your protest, your Property ID, or the physical address of your property.  You may request the evidence the District intends to use at your protest hearing by emailing evidence@jcad.org or calling our office and asking for the Evidence Department.

Before your hearing with the ARB, an appraiser will review your evidence and contact you to discuss your protest.  If you are unable to resolve your protest with an appraiser by your hearing date, you will need to appear before the ARB as scheduled.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING EVIDENCE FROM A CELL PHONE TO YOUR FORMAL HEARING WITH THE ARB.  IF EVIDENCE IS NOT SUBMITTED IN THE PROPER FORMAT, YOUR HEARING MAY BE DELAYED OR POSTPONED.

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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Jefferson Central Appraisal District is to develop and maintain appraisals of property in our District in a fair and equitable manner, ensuring the accuracy and uniformity of all appraisals; to ensure that the appraisals are performed by professionals in the property tax field, and to promote the education of said professionals; to develop procedures that grant the property owners due process in protesting said appraisals; to furnish to the taxing entities an accurate appraisal roll in a timely manner; and to continually improve our operations and policies in order that we may provide more efficient services to the property owners and taxing entities that we serve.

TRUTH IN TAXATION INFORMATION

Truth in taxation is a concept embodied in the Texas Constitution that requires local taxing units to make taxpayers aware of tax rate proposals and to afford taxpayers the opportunity to roll back or limit tax increases.  Property owners have the right to know about increases in their property’s appraised value and to be notified of the estimated taxes that could result from the new value.  Please click the below link to access this website.

CURRENT NEWS

 

*  Homestead Exemptions and How They Reduce Your Taxes  click here for full details

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