Changes in Mailings of Appraisal Notices

In a effort to reduce the cost of appraising property in Bastrop County, the Board of Directors of the Bastrop Central Appraisal District has decided to make a change in the mailing of appraisal notices. Beginning with the 2009 Notice of Appraised Value, the District will mail notices only to those property owners to whom it is required to send a notice, in accordance with the Texas Property Tax Code. Section 25.19 of the Texas Property Tax Code states the Chief Appraiser shall deliver written notice of appraised value to property owners: if the appraised value of the property increased by more than $1,000; if the property value is greater than the value rendered by the property owner; if the property was not on the appraisal roll in the preceding year; if ownership of the property changed during the preceding year; or if the owner or agent of the property owner makes a witten request for the notice.