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Harris County Tax Appraisal – 2020

Harris County tax appraisal values are established based on decisions made by the board of directors. The members of the Harris County Appraisal District Board of Directors are selected by tax entities. The members represent the tax entities (schools, cities, county, and special districts). There are over 600 tax entities in Harris County. The board of directors are primarily responsible for: 1) selecting chief appraiser and 2) approving budget (over $90 million for Harris County Appraisal District). The budget for all Texas appraisal districts in $572 million (2020 cost). The cost of running the appraisal districts is paid by tax entities with taxes they receive from property owners. However, the board is directors report to the tax entities.

Is Anyone Representing You?

The members of the board of directors are selected by the tax entities and their role is to represent the interests of the taxing entities. You can represent yourself in appeals at Harris County Appraisal District. [About 60% of taxable value is protested annually.] If you are not appealing on your own, let us represent you. There is no cost to enroll in the Property Tax Protection Program™; never miss another property tax deadline. Pay only if we reduce your property taxes that year. No upfront costs. No flat fees. No fees for market value reductions that don’t reduce your property taxes.

Harris County Appraisal DistrictProperty Tax Governance Summary

Number of Members on Board of Directors 6
How Many B of D Members are an Elected Official 5
Frequency of Board of Director Meetings Monthly (12)
Does B of D have Legal Representation? Yes
Does Chief Appraiser Have Separate Legal Representation? Yes