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MatagordaCAD 2020 Property Tax Protests

Matagorda County Appraisal District confirmed a large volume of property tax protests in 2020; the total was 3,370 versus 1,710 in 2019 and 1,770 in 2018. Homeowners accounted for most of the protests in 2020, as is typical ( 3,370 appeals by homeowners versus 318 commercial/industrial/other). The volume of Matagorda County protests for houses has rised 93% in the last two years while the volume of the commercial has risen 5.2%. Matagorda County property owners submitted property tax protests for real property and business personal property with a total value of $3.5 billion. Most of the protests were resolved at the informal appeal level. The value of Matagorda County houses protested in 2020 rose from $0.0809 billion last year to $0.2125 billion this year. Matagorda County Appraisal District processed 1,670 informal hearings and the Matagorda County Appraisal Review Board (ARB) held 1,000 hearings. Property owners who protested Matagorda County valuations won big. The volume of Matagorda County Appraisal Review Board hearings rose from 253 in 2018 to 1,000 in 2020. Total savings for informal/formal were $0.3062 million (for both single-family and commercial/other, based on 2.7% tax rate and no exemptions

Matagorda County Appraisal District Property Tax Protest Summary

MatagordaCAD Tax protests filed for 2020 Number of Protests
Total Number Property Tax Protests 3,369
Number Single Family Property Tax Protests 1,308
Number Multifamily / Apartment Property Tax Protests 27
Number Commercial Property Tax Protests 227
Number Business Personal Property Property Tax Protests 91
Number Industrial Real Property Property Tax Protests 35
Number Industrial Personal Property Property Tax Protests 66
Number Utility Property Tax Protests 347
Number Oil & Gas Property Tax Protests 177
Number Other Property Tax Protests 1,091
MatagordaCAD Appraised Value for property tax protests 2020 Appraised Value
Total $ Value Protested $3,578,520,486
$ Value Single Family (Homes, Condo, Townhome) Protested $212,518,280
$ Value Multifamily/Apartment Protested $63,734,010
$ Value Commercial Real and Personal Protested $198,877,053
$ Value Industrial Real and Personal Protested $2,850,353,340
$ Value Utilities Protested $179,900,530
$ Value Oil & Gas Protested 0
$ Value Other Protested 0
MatagordaCAD 2020 Number of Protest Hearings No. of Hearings
Appraisal Review Board Protests Scheduled
MatagordaCAD total number of concerns, inquiries or protests filed in 2020 resolved through informal processes No. Informally Resolved
Informal Property Tax Protest Process
# of Houses Resolved at Informal Protest 0
Informal Property Tax Protest with Reduction 0
MatagordaCAD Value reduction resolved though informal process in 2020 Value Reduction
$ Value of Houses Resolved at Informal Protest 0
$ Value of Other Accounts Resolved at Informal Protest 0
MatagordaCAD 2020 protests that resulted in an ARB written determination Written Determinations
# of Appraisal Review Board Property Tax ProtestHearings 0
# of Property Tax Protest Hearings for Houses (ARB) 0
# of Property Tax Protest Hearings for All Other Properties (ARB) 0
# Houses with Reduction at ARB Protest Hearing 0
MatagordaCAD 2020 protests that resulted in an ARB written determination $ Reduction
$ Reduction All Properties at ARB Protest Hearing 0
$ Reduction Houses at ARB Protest Hearing 0
$ Reduction All Other Properties at ARB Protest Hearing 0
# of Binding Arbitration Cases Filed 0

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