The Appraiser’s Office values all taxable property in the county. These appraisals determine a property owner’s shares of taxes that go toward public services, including:
The appraiser is required to visit your property at least once every six years, and it uses an interview, exterior inspection and computer-generated data to determine your property value. Your property value could go up or down depending on several factors, including:
Sales in your neighborhood can also make your property value go up or down.
Jan. 1 is the valuation date for all property for the current appraisal year. By law, your property is appraised at “fair market value” on this date. Notices of appraised value are then mailed to property owners on or before March 1.
There are two opportunities to appeal appraised value at the county level.
The first opportunity is an informal appeal when Notices of Appraised Value are mailed to property owners in spring. The second is by payment under protest in late spring or fall when you pay your taxes.
Note: You may only submit one protest form per tax year, either an informal appeal or payment under protest.
To appeal, follow these steps:
You may submit an application electronically through the appeal portal (view instructions for using the portal). You may also fill out a physical application and submit via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail at:
Johnson County Treasurer
ATTN: Protest Processing
111 S. Cherry St, Suite 1200
Informal appeal applications are due no later than 30 days from the mail day of the annual Notice of Appraised Value.
Payment under protest applications are due no later than Dec. 20 (if you pay your taxes yourself), Jan. 31 (if your taxes are paid by a mortgage company), or May 10 (if you’re paying second-half taxes or making a full payment late).
As part of the appeals process, you must then participate in a hearing, where you will provide information to support the value of your property. There are three options for your hearing:
The County Appraiser’s Office will mail you a confirmation letter once your appeal hearing is scheduled with their office. Learn more about how to prepare for an appeal hearing.
If you disagree with the results of your appeal, you have 30 days from the mailing date to file an appeal with the State Board of Tax Appeals:
The county will include a form and filing instructions for filing to the State Board of Tax Appeals.
Start by heading to the appeals portal. You will need to create a new account. Hit “Create New Account.”
Fill out the fields and hit “Create.”
Once you create your account and are in the portal, you will have the choice of selecting “Informal Appeal” or “Payment Under Protest.” Please know which appeal type you are filing.
Note: If you’re not within the time frame and guidelines of filing an informal appeal or payment under protest appeal, the portal will not accept the filing.
After selecting the type of appeal, follow the instructions to submit your appeal.
Informal appeal (individual):
Payment under protest (individual):