This page provides general information about how to file a Bexar County tax appraisal protest. This information is not meant to be comprehensive, but contains good tips and links to get more information.
NOTE: With regard to Olmos Tower, according to the Bexar County Appraisal District (BCAD) office, an HOA can not file a joint tax protest. Each owner must file an individual protest for each owned property.
The deadline to file a protest this year is Monday, May 16th, 2022.
There are three ways to file a Bexar County property tax protest:
1. Company Hire. The least complicated way to file a protest is for the Owner to hire a company to represent them. You have most likely received numerous letters and post cards from various companies offering to do the protest for you. If the company you hire is successful in reducing your tax bill, you will pay them a portion of the money that you will save for the 2022 tax year. It is recommended to only hire a company that does not charge you anything upfront or anything if they are not successful in reducing your 2022 tax bill.
2. US mail. Fill out the back of your 2022 Notice of Appraised Value form and mail it in postmarked before May 16th.
3. Online. This process has improved greatly over the last few years, but it is still more complicated than hiring a company. Here are the high-level steps to file a protest yourself: a. Start by clicking on this link to the BCAD login page. b. Click on the Create New User box. c. Fill in your Owner/Agent ID and PIN. Both ID and PIN are found in the upper right hand corner of your "2022 Notice of Appraised Value" document (just above the words "*** THIS IS NOT A BILL ***) which you received in the US Mail. d. Then there are numerous steps to follow to complete the filing process, to include eventually up loading your evidence on why you believe your appraised value is incorrect.
Informational Video. Numerous San Antonio City Council members have stated that home owners should file a protest. District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez created this very educational and helpful video about the tax protest process. Note: A few ads play before the informational video starts. You can skip the ads by clicking on "Skip Ads" on the right side of the screen.