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GrimesCAD 2018 Property Tax Protests

Grimes County Appraisal District received property tax appeals for a total of 1,220 real property and BPP accounts in 2018 versus 1,050 in 2017. The volume of property tax protests in Grimes County has been increasing during the last 3 years. The 2016 property tax protest count was for 910 commercial/industrial / other properties and 312 for houses (74.59% commercial vs 25.57% houses). The volume of Grimes County protests for houses has fell 9.56% in the last two years while the volume of commercial has rose 32.85%. The total value of Grimes County property protested in 2018 was $1.09 billion, including $134,700,000 billion for houses and $73,400,000 billion for commercial/other. The total property value in Grimes County fell 12.59% in the last two years. The value of houses increased 0.40% and the value of commercials fell 73.46% during the last two years. Grimes County Appraisal Review Board (ARB) conducted 68 ARB hearings while Grimes County Appraisal District coordinated 580 hearings. The number of Grimes County informal settlements for houses rose from 370 in 2016 to 150 in 2018. Informal settlements for commercial rose from 150 in 2016 to 430 in 2018. The property tax savings were massive, a total of $52,100 million for all types of property at both the informal hearings and the formal / ARB hearings (estimate based on no exemptions and 2.7% tax rate.) Informal protests were successful for 65.86% of Grimes County property owners in 2018 while owners were successful for 20% of ARB appeals.

Grimes County Appraisal District Property Tax Protest Summary

GrimesCAD Tax protests filed for 2018 Number of Protests
Total Number Property Tax Protests 1,222
Number Single Family Property Tax Protests 312
Number Multifamily / Apartment Property Tax Protests 4
Number Commercial Property Tax Protests 88
Number Business Personal Property Property Tax Protests 30
Number Industrial Real Property Property Tax Protests 24
Number Industrial Personal Property Property Tax Protests 31
Number Utility Property Tax Protests 138
Number Oil & Gas Property Tax Protests 125
Number Other Property Tax Protests 470
GrimesCAD Appraised Value for property tax protests 2018 Appraised Value
Total $ Value Protested $1,094,611,953
$ Value Single Family (Homes, Condo, Townhome) Protested $134,650,935
$ Value Multifamily/Apartment Protested $1,797,024
$ Value Commercial Real and Personal Protested $73,355,864
$ Value Industrial Real and Personal Protested $505,434,976
$ Value Utilities Protested $152,321,551
$ Value Oil & Gas Protested $38,492,772
$ Value Other Protested $188,558,831
GrimesCAD 2018 Number of Protest Hearings No. of Hearings
Appraisal Review Board Protests Scheduled 1,085
GrimesCAD total number of concerns, inquiries or protests filed in 2018 resolved through informal processes No. Informally Resolved
Informal Property Tax Protest Process 580
# of Houses Resolved at Informal Protest 148
Informal Property Tax Protest with Reduction 382
GrimesCAD Value reduction resolved though informal process in 2018 Value Reduction
$ Value of Houses Resolved at Informal Protest $2,708,650
$ Value of Other Accounts Resolved at Informal Protest $43,619,980
GrimesCAD 2018 protests that resulted in an ARB written determination Written Determinations
# of Appraisal Review Board Property Tax ProtestHearings 68
# of Property Tax Protest Hearings for Houses (ARB) 35
# of Property Tax Protest Hearings for All Other Properties (ARB) 33
# Houses with Reduction at ARB Protest Hearing 13
GrimesCAD 2018 protests that resulted in an ARB written determination $ Reduction
$ Reduction All Properties at ARB Protest Hearing $1,930,998
$ Reduction Houses at ARB Protest Hearing $166,880
$ Reduction All Other Properties at ARB Protest Hearing $1,764,118
# of Binding Arbitration Cases Filed 0

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