The appraisal district may use the information to set property values. Rendering allows property owners to record their opinion of their property’s value and ensures that the appraisal district sends them a notice before changing a value on their property.
Owners do not have to render exempt property, such as church property or a farmer’s equipment used for farming. Business owners whose property was damaged by a storm, flood or fire last year may file a special decreased value report that could lower their final tax bills for this year. Property owners have until April 15 to file the decreased value report, which indicates their property’s condition on Jan. 1, 2014.
Rendition forms and decreased value report forms may be obtained at http://www.dallascad.org/forms.aspx.