The Tax Appraisal District of Bell County is informing property owners who suffered physical damage from the storms on April 12th, that they could qualify for tax relief on 2022 property taxes by means of a temporary exemption.
To qualify for this temporary exemption, the physical damage must have been sustained from the storms that resulted in the disaster declaration by the Governor on April 13th, 2022. The physical damage must total at least 15% of the 2022 improvement (house/building) market value (as of January 1, 2022). 2022 market/appraisal values will be mailed in mid-April.
To determine percentage of physical damage, see formula below:
The temporary exemption application must be received no later than 105 days from the date of the disaster declaration. Applications are due to the appraisal district no later than July 27th, 2022.
Photographs of physical damage, repair estimates, insurance claims, and /or receipts are required for the appraisal district to approve the temporary exemption.
This temporary exemption can be applied to all properties, including residential, commercial, and business personal property.
Applications can be found online at www.bellcad.org/april12thstorms and can preferably be emailed with all supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org or can be mailed to:
Tax Appraisal District of Bell County PO Box 390 Belton, Tx 76513
More information about this temporary exemption can be found by reviewing Texas Property Tax Code Sec. 11.35 or on the Texas Comptroller Website.