How to Appeal and Protest Your Bexar County Property Taxes
The annual increase of property taxes is a significant burden that taxpayers face, and your most important right as a property owner is your right to protest your assessed value. During the Bexar County property tax protest, Alamo Ad Valorem uses an aggressive but fair approach to value utilizing a strong understanding of appraisal methods, the property tax laws, and skilled negotiation to effectively reduce the tax burden for our clients.
When you hire an Alamo Ad Valorem property tax consultant in Bexar County, we make easy work of commercial and residential protests. Allow our experienced staff to take this laborious work off your plate, handling everything from filing your property tax appeal in Bexar County, gathering all the evidence the appraisal district will use, researching sales and neighboring appraisals, to presenting before the district’s appraiser and/or appraisal review board.
Types of Properties We Serve
We are leading Bexar County property tax relief consultants, helping clients with all types of commercial properties in the State of Texas.
Our step-by-step process for Bexar County Property Tax Protest
File Bexar County Property Tax Appeal with the Appraisal District
On or before the filing deadline, Alamo Ad Valorem files the notice of protest with the Bexar County Appraisal District.
Request all data, schedules and evidence used to establish the initial assessed value
Shortly after the property tax protest in Bexar County is filed, we file a formal request to authority to hand over all data that was used to establish value. This allows us to identify any property characteristic errors and appraisal inequalities.
Request information from clients such as financials, photos, bids for repairs needed, etc.
Conduct a thorough sales & equity comparable analysis.
Use our analysis findings to create an opinion of value report
Attend an informal hearing to present our findings to a county appraiser
Attend the scheduled formal hearing (if needed)
Inform clients of the results or next action recommendations
Bexar County Property Tax Rates & Taxes
The average Bexar County tax rate is 2.12%, and the median property tax bill is $2,484 per year for a home worth the median value of $117,100. Bexar County is currently ranked the 282 nd highest taxed county in the Unites States, out of 3,143 US counties.
The amount of Bexar County property taxes you must pay depends on a few factors, the first being the taxable valuation of your home. This is what Alamo Ad Valorem fights to reduce at a property tax protest in Bexar County. The second factor are the property tax rates established by each of your property’s taxing jurisdictions.
The final phase of the taxation process begins on October 1st of each year, Where the certified tax rolls are handed over to the tax assessor-collector who is responsible for assessing and collecting the Bexar County property taxes. It is important to note that that the Bexar County Tax
Assessor/Collector is NOT responsible for setting property values.
Karnes City Lodge
Karnes County 29% REDUCTION
Karnes City Lodge
Notice Market Value: 2,603,248 Final Market Value: 1,849,390 Saved 17,009 $ in Property Taxes
A1 Self Storage
Bexar County 15% REDUCTION
A1 Self Storage
Notice Market Value: 4,703,030 Final Market Value: 4,000,000 Saved 19,641 $ in Property Taxes
El Picante Restaurant
Bexar County 38% REDUCTION
El Picante Restaurant
Notice Market Value: 851,720 Final Market Value: 525,000 Saved 8,376 $ in Property Taxes
What is a property tax appeal?
A property tax appeal is a process by which taxpayers in the state of Texas can challenge their property value assessments and seek a reduction in their overall tax burden. This appeal process is facilitated through the office of the local county appraisal district, which serves as an administrative body that evaluates and sets property values for taxation purposes.
How do I know if my property in Bexar County is overtaxed?
The Bexar County Appraisal District conducts an annual mass appraisal of properties, they simply do not have the manpower nor enough time to individually assess each property. It is this reason that more often than not, your property may be overtaxed. A quick check you can do is compare the assessed value of your property with other comparable properties with similar characteristics, if your assessed value seems too high, you should file an appeal. Contact Alamo Ad Valorem and we can give you a free professional opinion of your property’s valuation and help you throughout the process of property tax protest in Bexar County.
Are property tax appeal and property tax protest different?
No, they are often used interchangeably.
How long does the property tax protest process takes in Bexar County?
We always inform our clients that a Bexar County property tax protest could take up to 4 months from the date of filing, normally May 15th. Once we submit a protest, the county is responsible for scheduling a formal hearing. Depending on the number of property tax appeals filed, this could drag the process a few months.
How will Alamo Ad Valorem help me?
We help our clients by lifting the entire burden of the tax appeal process entirety. This means handling everything from filing your property tax appeal, gathering all the evidence the appraisal district will use, researching sales and neighboring appraisals, to presenting before the district’s appraiser and/or appraisal review board. Contact a professional today!