Protesting your property appraisal? Expect a socially-distanced process

In-person formal hearing will still happen, but involve technology, Plexiglass

SAN ANTONIO – David Ceballos dropped his protest notice in the drop-box outside the Bexar County Appraisal District (BCAD) on Thursday.

“I hope it gets to the right people,” he said.

His 1940s Jefferson area home was appraised 23% higher than last year.

“Of course, I have an issue with that,” he said. “According to them, the appraisal was done in January.”

State law requires appraisals to be set according to a property’s value on January 1, long before COVID-19 soured the economy.

So far, BCAD has received more than 75,000 protests. They expect about 40,000 more.

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For people who appeal, the process looks a little different this year. For starters, the doors to the BCAD remain locked.

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