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SmithCAD 2020 Property Tax Protests

Smith County Appraisal District property tax protests totaled 7,949 in 2020, a 75.8% increase from 2019. The portion of Harris County accounts protested increased from 2.53% to 4.6% in 2018 to 2020. Smith County protests included 2,640 houses, and 5,310 commercial, industrial and other. The number of protests for houses rose 2,640 from the prior year while the volume of commercial appeals rose by 5,310(number of appeals; not the %). The value protested total $3,930,000,000, including $620,000,000 of residential. The total value of property protested in Smith County rose 5% in the last two years. The value of houses increased 48.5% and the value of commercial rose 31.4% during the last two years. There were 1,240 informal hearings and 1,000 appraisal review board (ARB) hearings. The volume of Smith County Appraisal Review Board hearings rose from 303 in 2018 to 1,000 in 2020. Property tax savings from the informal and appraisal review board hearings total $3,000,000 (estimate based on 2.7% tax rate and no exemptions).If you appeal, the odds are in your favor. In 2020, Smith County owners achieved tax reduction for 34.27% of informal hearings and 51%% of appraisal review board hearings.

Smith County Appraisal District Property Tax Protest Summary

SmithCAD Tax protests filed for 2020 Number of Protests
Total Number Property Tax Protests 7,949
Number Single Family Property Tax Protests 2,639
Number Multifamily / Apartment Property Tax Protests 554
Number Commercial Property Tax Protests 748
Number Business Personal Property Property Tax Protests 368
Number Industrial Real Property Property Tax Protests 28
Number Industrial Personal Property Property Tax Protests 17
Number Utility Property Tax Protests 145
Number Oil & Gas Property Tax Protests 1,624
Number Other Property Tax Protests 1,826
SmithCAD Appraised Value for property tax protests 2020 Appraised Value
Total $ Value Protested $3,930,805,488
$ Value Single Family (Homes, Condo, Townhome) Protested $621,239,937
$ Value Multifamily/Apartment Protested $512,843,202
$ Value Commercial Real and Personal Protested 1725037737
$ Value Industrial Real and Personal Protested 379231010
$ Value Utilities Protested $112,890,083
$ Value Oil & Gas Protested 0
$ Value Other Protested 0
SmithCAD 2020 Number of Protest Hearings No. of Hearings
Appraisal Review Board Protests Scheduled
SmithCAD 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
SmithCAD 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
SmithCAD 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
SmithCAD 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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