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HCAD 2016 Property Tax Protests

Harris County Appraisal District Property Tax Protest Summary

HCAD Tax protests filed for 2016 Number of Protests
Total Number Property Tax Protests 382,555
Number Single Family Property Tax Protests 265,491
Number Multifamily / Apartment Property Tax Protests 4,550
Number Commercial Property Tax Protests 37,415
Number Business Personal Property Property Tax Protests 10,899
Number Industrial Real Property Property Tax Protests 1,385
Number Industrial Personal Property Property Tax Protests 3,305
Number Utility Property Tax Protests 4,061
Number Oil & Gas Property Tax Protests 124
Number Other Property Tax Protests 55,325
HCAD Appraised Value for property tax protests 2016 Appraised Value
Total $ Value Protested $305,539,634,633
$ Value Single Family (Homes, Condo, Townhome) Protested $88,124,606,106
$ Value Multifamily/Apartment Protested $36,013,806,387
$ Value Commercial Real and Personal Protested $108,307,000,000
$ Value Industrial Real and Personal Protested $11,080,682,813
$ Value Utilities Protested $23,107,455,848
$ Value Oil & Gas Protested $22,651,786,870
$ Value Other Protested $16,254,296,609
HCAD 2016 Number of Protest Hearings No. of Hearings
Appraisal Review Board Protests Scheduled 214,411
HCAD total number of concerns, inquiries or protests filed in 2016 resolved through informal processes No. Informally Resolved
Informal Property Tax Protest Process 191,445
# of Houses Resolved at Informal Protest 136,329
Informal Property Tax Protest with Reduction 155,222
HCAD Value reduction resolved though informal process in 2016 Value Reduction
$ Value of Houses Resolved at Informal Protest 116,231
$ Value of Other Accounts Resolved at Informal Protest 38,991
HCAD 2016 protests that resulted in an ARB written determination Written Determinations
# of Appraisal Review Board Property Tax ProtestHearings 111,968
# of Property Tax Protest Hearings for Houses (ARB) 75,576
# of Property Tax Protest Hearings for All Other Properties (ARB) 36,392
# Houses with Reduction at ARB Protest Hearing 49,577
HCAD 2016 protests that resulted in an ARB written determination $ Reduction
$ Reduction All Properties at ARB Protest Hearing $11,293,232,586
$ Reduction Houses at ARB Protest Hearing $1,680,178,113
$ Reduction All Other Properties at ARB Protest Hearing $9,613,054,473
# of Binding Arbitration Cases Filed 7667

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