Use this procedure to view or edit the appraisal notice letter and enter standard information to be printed on the appraisal notices, such as the date of an ARB hearing and the deadline for protest notices.
Ceiling Change Warnings
With this procedure you can select the Include ceiling change warning notice check box on the Appraisal Notice Customization window, which will include a ceiling change warning on appraisal notices for properties that have new value, new exemptions, or transfer percentages. The text for the warning is:
If you improved your property (by adding rooms or buildings) or you are transferring a freeze percentage, your school, county, or junior college ceiling may increase from prior years.
The system prints a ceiling change warning as specified above on an appraisal notice only if one of the following conditions applies:
If you need to edit the appraisal notice letter, properties for the current year's appraisal notices must not have been printed. If properties have been printed, the letter cannot be changed and the system will display the text as read-only.
The Appraisal Notice Configuration Maintenance List is displayed.
The Appraisal Notice Configuration Maintenance dialog box is displayed.
The Appraisal Notice Customization window is displayed.
Note The combination of the year 2018 and the form titled
Notice 2017 (users will have a choice to use Notice 2017 or Without Grid Notice 2017) will print the year 2018 on the notices.
Tip If you make changes to the sections of text in the Appraisal Notice Customization window and decide that you would like to return the original text, use the Default buttons.
Note If there are any appraisal notice selections available, the system previews or prints a sample property from last year.
The E-File Form Customization window is displayed.
Note If you are copying and pasting from a document, you must use CTRL+C to copy and CTRL+V to paste. Also, the document must be a txt file.
Note The system prints these additional IDs in the upper right area of the notice as well as above the owner's name and address, next to the property ID.
Note If you select this option, the homestead cap value is printed on a separate line on the notice.
Note If you select this option, the freeze year is displayed with the tax ceiling in the tax ceiling column. If you do not select this option, only the freeze ceiling is displayed in the tax ceiling column.
The Appraisal Notice Configuration Maintenance – Omit Entities dialog box is displayed.
Note The CAD entity should be omitted along with any other entities you do not want to print.
Note PACS uses the state codes along with other criteria to identify properties that will receive appraisal notices with a printed explanation indicating that the owner may qualify for a homestead exemption.
The appraisal notice letter is ready to be used for printing purposes.