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Harris County Tax Appraisal – 2022

Harris Central Appraisal District's (CAD) budget increased by 47% from $64 million in 2013 to $94 million in 2022. Each tax parcel has a $50 budget from Harris CAD.

How Good Can a $50 Value Be?

The budgets of the appraisal districts are large, yet the average property receives little attention. Appraisal districts use computer models for mass appraisals; nonetheless, mistakes may arise in both the model and the data. Property owners have possibilities because of these mistakes. Owners in Harris County protest to around 56% of the accounts valued by Harris CAD's total market value. Relatively few homeowners find the time or motivation to undertake the appeal, so the majority of contested accounts are business and multifamily properties.

In 2022, the Harris CAD’s "estimated mass appraisal value" was challenged by 100% of multifamily owners and 85% of commercial owners. Only 39% of homeowners appealed in 2022. Level the playing field by enrolling with O’Connor in the Property Tax Protection Program™. You only have to pay if you save money; there are no fixed fees or upfront charges.

Harris County Appraisal District Property Tax Budget Summary

Total Budget $94,872,473
Budget Not Spent NA
Total Property Taxes all Entities $12,972,489,919
CAD Budget as % of Property Taxes 0.73%
Budget for Legal Counsel, Training and Other Expenses $3,582,392