Property Owners Should Soon Start Receiving Appraisal Notices for the 2022 Tax Year

 

You may soon receive an appraisal notice from the Zavala County Appraisal District.  The appraisal district mailed out the appraisal notices on Friday, May 13, 2022.  Your city, county, school district and other local taxing units will use the appraisal district’s value to set your 2022 property taxes.

Under Texas law, county appraisal districts are required to notify property owners about changes in their property’s value.  The notice contains important information about the property’s location, ownership and property tax exemptions that apply to the property.

Property owners who disagree with the appraised value of their property, the exemptions or any other action by the appraisal district have the right to appeal to the Zavala County Appraisal Review Board (ARB).  The ARB is an independent panel of citizens responsible for hearing and settling property owner protests.  The notice of appraised value includes instructions on how and when to file a protest, a protest form, and the Comptroller’s Property Tax Remedies.  The deadline for filing a protest with the ARB is June 13, 2022, or 30 days from the date of the notice.

The Comptroller’s publication, Property Taxpayer Remedies, explains in detail how to protest your property appraisal, what issues the ARB can consider and what to expect during a protest hearing.  The publication also discusses the options of taking your case to district court, the State Office of Administrative Hearings or binding arbitration if you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your ARB hearing.

Property Taxpayer Remedies is available from the Zavala County Appraisal District at 323 W. Zavala St. Crystal City, TX  78839.  The publication is also available on the Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division website at comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/property-tax/.

As of June 29, 2020 the Zavala County Appraisal District will open its doors to the public

 

  • In an effort, to keep everyone as healthy as possible, please adhere to the following guidelines that have been established.
  • If you are experiencing fever or respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing or have been out of the country, please do not enter the building.
  •  A mask is required to enter the building.
  •  Please maintain as much social distance as possible between you and another.
  •  Hand sanitizer will be available for use.
  •  In order to keep the amount of people to a minimum, only 2 people at a time will be allowed to enter. If there is a waiting time you will be asked to sign in and wait in your vehicle. You will be called when the next spot is available.

 The Zavala County Appraisal District is still strongly encouraging Taxpayers and the public to communicate with us by telephone, email, fax, the postal service or the website whenever possible.

 A drop box is available on the side of the building for any documents or payments that need to be dropped off.

Welcome to Zavala County Appraisal District!

Within this site you will find general information about the District and the ad valorem property tax system in Texas, as well as information regarding specific properties within the district. Zavala County Appraisal District is responsible for appraising all real and business personal property within Zavala County. The district appraises property according to the Texas Property Tax Code and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP).

Zavala County Appraisal District is responsible for the fair market appraisal of properties within each of the following taxing entities. Additional responsibilities include change of address and public information requests. The duties of the appraisal district include the determination of market value of taxable property and the administration of exemptions and special valuations authorized by the local entities and the state of Texas.

Tax rates and ultimately the amount of taxes levied on property are determined by governing bodies of each of the taxing authorities. Mineral, utility, and industrial accounts are appraised for the district by Capitol Appraisal Group. Real estate and personal property accounts are appraised locally by the district.

Thanks for visiting with us and we hope you’ll find all the information you need right here on the site, but please don’t hesitate to email, call or come by – we’re here to help!

County Taxing Entities:
County of Zavala
City of Crystal City
Crystal City ISD
La Pryor ISD
Wintergarden Ground Water District
Southwest Texas Junior College