PROPERTY OWNERS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR TEMPORARY DISASTER-RELATED RELIEF ON THEIR PROPERTY TAXES
The Caldwell County Appraisal District (CCAD) wants property owners to know that they may be eligible for a temporary disaster-related exemption to help lower their property taxes if their property was damaged during the recent winter storms.
According to CCAD Chief Appraiser Shanna Ramzinski, “Property owners who suffered damage as a result of the winter storms may be eligible for a temporary break on their 2021 property taxes.”
Tax Code Section 11.35 allows for a chief appraiser to determine if a property qualifies for a temporary exemption based on a damage assessment rating of Level I, II, III, or IV. In order to qualify, a property must have suffered damage that totals a minimum of 15% of the property’s improvement value. The amount of the exemption is determined by multiplying the property value, after applying the assessment rating, to a fraction comprised of the days remaining in the tax year after the governor has declared a disaster divided by 365.
The temporary exemption lasts until the property is reappraised.
“Caldwell County property owners will spend the next few months rebuilding their homes and businesses. This temporary exemption can offer some property tax relief during this difficult time.”
The deadline to apply for a temporary exemption related to the winter storms is May 28, 2021.
Property owners must complete an application and submit it to CCAD by mail, office drop box (211 Bufkin Lane, Lockhart), or online.