|Shelby County Appraisal District
Robert N. Pigg, Chief Appraiser
724 Shelbyville Street | Center, Texas 75935
ph (936) 598-6171 | fax (936) 598-7096
Business Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Mon. - Fri.)
Members: Buddy Hancock (Secretary), Gerald Mackey, Donald Monroe, Wayne Riley (Chairman)
and Michael Thrift
Members: Tim Bradshaw, Keith Brownlow, David Chadwick, David Chandler, Jay Dee Cockrell,
Robin Connell (Secretary), Allison Harbison (Vice Chairman), John Howard (Chairman), Casey
Lout, Debora Riley (Ex-Officio), Amanda Treat and Deuce Wulf
|HISTORY OF THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT
The appraisal districts were established by the 66th Legislature in 1979 enacted by
Section 6 of the Texas Property Tax Code requiring that a centralized agency be
established in each county for the purpose of appraising property for ad valorem tax
purposes. These agencies were organized to ensure that property taxation was fair
and equitable as well as accurate. By law, an appraisal district is to be managed by a
professional staff having training and education prescribed by the State of Texas.
Also a Tax Code was written that prescribed appraisal standards and appeal
procedures and ensured regular review of each appraisal district by a state agency.
The function of the appraisal district is to mass appraise real and personal property
at market value for the taxing entities of the county. This would ensure that only
one value was placed on a property for each entity that had jurisdiction to tax that
The Shelby County Appraisal District office was opened in 1980. The first appraisal
roll was printed in 1982. The information was gathered from various resources
including the tax rolls from the taxing entities of the county.
- Date that taxable values (except for inventories appraised Sept. 1) and
qualification for certain exemptions are determined for the tax year (Secs.
11.42(a), 23.01(a), 23.12(f)).
- Date that taxes imposed the previous year become delinquent if a bill was
mailed on or before Jan. 10 of the current year (Secs. 31.02(a), 31.04(a)).
- Last day to file renditions and property reports on most property types. Chief
appraiser must extend deadline to May 15 upon written request (Sec. 22.23(a)
- Last day to file most protests with ARB (or by 30th day after notice of
appraised value is delivered, whichever is later) (Sec. 41.44(a)(1)).
- Date tax assessor mails tax bills for the year (or soon after as practical) (Sec.