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LubbockCAD 2019 Property Tax Protests

Lubbock County Appraisal District confirmed a large volume of property tax protests in 2019; the total was 15,800 versus 15,400 in 2018 and 11,960 in 2017. The volume of property tax protests in Lubbock County has been increasing during the last 3 years. Homeowners accounted for most of the protests in 2019, as is typical ( 15,800 appeals by homeowners versus 2,180 commercial/industrial/other). Lubbock County property owners submitted property tax protests for real property and business personal property with a total value of $7.89 billion. Most of the protests were resolved at the informal appeal level. The total value of property appealed in Lubbock County in the last two years rose by 44.7% versus 30.2% statewide. Lubbock County Appraisal District processed 2,590 informal hearings and the Llano County Appraisal Review Board (ARB) held 2,000 hearings. Property owners who protested Lubbock County valuations won big. Lubbock County protests settled informally rose from 2,050 in 2017 to 2,590 in 2019. Total savings for informal/formal were $4 million (for both single-family and commercial/other, based on 2.7% tax rate and no exemptions.

Lubbock County Appraisal District Property Tax Protest Summary

LubbockCAD Tax protests filed for 2019 Number of Protests
Total Number Property Tax Protests 15,800
Number Single Family Property Tax Protests 10,445
Number Multifamily / Apartment Property Tax Protests 1,330
Number Commercial Property Tax Protests 1,635
Number Business Personal Property Property Tax Protests 546
Number Industrial Real Property Property Tax Protests 46
Number Industrial Personal Property Property Tax Protests 268
Number Utility Property Tax Protests 216
Number Oil & Gas Property Tax Protests 28
Number Other Property Tax Protests 1,286
LubbockCAD Appraised Value for property tax protests 2019 Appraised Value
Total $ Value Protested $7,889,829,045
$ Value Single Family (Homes, Condo, Townhome) Protested $4,799,272,364
$ Value Multifamily/Apartment Protested $500,740,955
$ Value Commercial Real and Personal Protested $1,193,794,248
$ Value Industrial Real and Personal Protested $264,998,661
$ Value Utilities Protested $346,033,790
$ Value Oil & Gas Protested $3,957,880
$ Value Other Protested $780,727,147
LubbockCAD 2019 Number of Protest Hearings No. of Hearings
Appraisal Review Board Protests Scheduled 11,482
LubbockCAD total number of concerns, inquiries or protests filed in 2019 resolved through informal processes No. Informally Resolved
Informal Property Tax Protest Process 2,592
# of Houses Resolved at Informal Protest 1,590
Informal Property Tax Protest with Reduction 1,838
LubbockCAD Value reduction resolved though informal process in 2019 Value Reduction
$ Value of Houses Resolved at Informal Protest $41,703,551
$ Value of Other Accounts Resolved at Informal Protest $22,748,311
LubbockCAD 2019 protests that resulted in an ARB written determination Written Determinations
# of Appraisal Review Board Property Tax ProtestHearings 2,129
# of Property Tax Protest Hearings for Houses (ARB) 1,409
# of Property Tax Protest Hearings for All Other Properties (ARB) 720
# Houses with Reduction at ARB Protest Hearing 1,539
LubbockCAD 2019 protests that resulted in an ARB written determination $ Reduction
$ Reduction All Properties at ARB Protest Hearing $92,273,240
$ Reduction Houses at ARB Protest Hearing $55,759,825
$ Reduction All Other Properties at ARB Protest Hearing $36,513,415
# of Binding Arbitration Cases Filed 8

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