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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dallas Central Appraisal District's traditional timeline for mailing and certifying property values has been extended. As a result, the Coppell City Council will be presented a proposed budget with estimated certified property tax values for approval in August.
The Dallas Central Appraisal District has announced that Notices of Appraised Value will be mailed beginning on May 15, 2020. The proposed values will also be accessible online beginning May 15.
Those wishing to protest their property value appraisal must submit their protest documentation by June 15, 2020. All scheduled hearings prior to September 1, 2020 will be conducted via telephone. The Dallas Central Appraisal District will not begin scheduling in-person hearings prior to September 1.
Dallas Central Appraisal District/Certified Property Values Timeline:
How will this affect the City of Coppell budget process?
Traditionally, on July 25 of each year, the City receives the certified property values from the appraisal districts, which are used to calculate the property tax bills. Once the City has access to these values, staff adjusts the draft budget to reflect the certified values. Then the Coppell City Council meets in late July for a budget workshop to conduct a final review of the proposed budget. During this workshop, staff traditionally presents the Debt Service and General Fund budget based on the certified values.
This year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the certified property values will not be made available to the City of Coppell until August 20.
Per City Charter, the proposed budget is to be filed with the City Secretary on August 5 of each year, and the document then becomes available for public review. During the first regularly scheduled City Council meeting in August, this year on August 11, two public hearings are held to allow residents to provide feedback on both the tax rate and the proposed budget.
Because the City will not have access to the certified property values, the proposed budget and tax rate will be based on the certified estimated values.