Form 50-283
Property Owner’s Adavit of Evidence
Tax Year
____________________________________________________________________________
Appraisal District’s Name Appraisal District Account Number
______________________________________
________________________________
(if known)
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: This form is for use by a property owner to offer and submit evidence and/or argument for an appraisal review board (ARB) protest
hearing by telephone conference call or written affidavit pursuant to Tax Code Section 41.45.
FILING INSTRUCTIONS: This affidavit and evidence for the hearing may be submitted to the ARB either in paper or on a small portable electronic device (such as a
CD, USB flash drive or thumb drive) which will be kept by the ARB.
SECTION 1: Property Owner or Lessee
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Name of Property Owner or Lessee
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address, City, State, Zip Code
__________________________________________
Phone Number
__________________________________________________________________
(area code and number) Email Address*
* An email address of a member of the public could be confidential under Government Code Section 552.137; however, by including the email address on this form, you are affirmatively
consenting to its release under the Public Information Act.
SECTION 2: Property Description
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Physical Address, City, State, Zip Code (if different than above)
If no street address, provide legal description. __________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Mobile Home Make, Model and Identification Number (if applicable)
SECTION 3: Reasons for Protest
To preserve your right to present each reason for your protest to the ARB according to law, be sure to select all boxes that apply. Failure to select the box
that corresponds to each reason for your protest may result in your inability to protest an issue that you want to pursue.
(name of taxing unit)
be included on the appraisal district’s record.
Incorrect appraised (market) value.
__________________________
Exemption was denied, modified or cancelled.
Temporary disaster damage exemption was denied or modified.
Value is unequal compared with other properties.
Property should not be taxed in
Property is not located in this appraisal district or otherwise should not
Failure to send required notice.
(type)
.
__________________________
a temporary disaster exemption.
Ag-use, open-space or other special appraisal was denied, modified or cancelled.
Change in use of land appraised as ag-use, open-space or timberland.
Incorrect appraised or market value of land under special appraisal
for ag-use, open-space or other special appraisal.
Owners name is incorrect.
Property description is incorrect.
Incorrect damage assessment rating for a property qualified for
Other:
_______________________________________________
SECTION 4: Evidence
Attach evidentiary materials (such as letters, receipts, deeds, photographs, etc.) to be submitted with this affidavit.
Provide the total number of pages or images submitted as evidence with this affidavit:
_________________
SECTION 5: Statement of Facts or Arguments
State all facts or arguments that may help resolve your case.
Form developed by: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Property Tax Assistance Division
For additional copies, visit:
comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/property-tax
50-283 • 011-19/8
Form 50-283
For additional copies, visit: comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/property-tax Page 2
SECTION 6: Hearing Type
Indicate how you intend to participate in the ARB hearing regarding your protest (select only one box).
I do not intend to appear at the hearing, either in person or by telephone conference call.
This affidavit and the evidence and/or argument submitted with it may be used for the hearing if I do not appear in person at the hearing.
I intend to appear in person at the hearing.
This affidavit may not be used for the hearing if I do appear in person at the hearing.
I intend to appear by telephone conference call for the hearing.
This affidavit and the evidence submitted with it may be used for the hearing if I do not appear in person at the hearing.
If you decide later to appear by telephone conference call, you must provide written notice to the ARB at least 10 days before the hearing date and submit
your evidence with an affidavit (if not previously done).
NOTE: You may change your mind and appear in person at the ARB hearing. You do not waive the right to appear in person at the hearing by submitting this
affidavit to the ARB. If you indicate that you intend NOT to appear at the hearing or you do not complete this section of the form and you do not elect to appear
by telephone conference call, the ARB is not required to consider the affidavit at a scheduled hearing, and may consider the affidavit at a hearing designed for the
specific purpose of processing affidavits.
SECTION 7: Name and Signature
State of Texas
County of ___________________________________________
Before me, the undersigned authority, personally appeared ____________________________, who, being by me duly sworn, deposed as follows:
Affiant Name
1. My name is __________________________________________. I am of sound mind, capable of making this affidavit, and personally
Affiant Name
acquainted with the facts stated in this affidavit as well as any materials attached to this affidavit. I am submitting and offering any materials as evidence or
argument to the ARB for consideration at the protest hearing for the property described in Section 2 of this affidavit.
2. Any materials submitted with this affidavit as evidence were generated or collected by me or for me, and are the original or exact duplicates of the original.
3. Any materials I am submitting as evidence comprise a total of ________ pages or images and are described in Section 4 of this affidavit. I am attaching
any materials in paper form or on a small portable electronic device (such as a CD, USB flash drive or thumb drive) onto which images of the materials have
been loaded as prescribed by the ARB’s hearing procedures.
4. The facts contained in this affidavit are true and correct, and the information reflected in any evidentiary materials attached to this affidavit are true and
correct.
Signed on this ______ day of _________________________ , 20 ____________
_____________________________________________________________
Affiant Signature
SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED before me on the
______ day of ________________________ , 20 ___________
Notary Public, State of Texas
My Commission Expires
Notarys Printed Name
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
Important Information
GENERAL INFORMATION: This form is for use by a property owner to offer and
submit evidence and/or argument for an appraisal review board (ARB) protest
hearing by telephone conference call or written affidavit pursuant to Tax Code
Section 41.45.
Property owners not appearing in person at a scheduled ARB protest hearing are
required to offer and submit evidentiary materials (such as documents, photo-
graphs, etc.) or argument (such as a written statement that specifies the action
of the appraisal district relating to the property from which relief is sought) by
written affidavit delivered to the ARB before the hearing.
FILING INSTRUCTIONS: This affidavit and evidence for the hearing may be sub-
mitted to the ARB either in paper or on a small portable electronic device (such
as a CD, USB flash drive or thumb drive) which will be kept by the ARB. Evidence
should NOT be provided on a smart phone. Review the ARB’s hearing procedures
regarding the requirements to properly submit evidence on a small portable
electronic device. Do not file this document with the Texas Comptroller of
Public Accounts.
DEADLINES: The affidavit and evidence must be submitted to the ARB before
the protest hearing begins.
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