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Denton Central Appraisal District’s (CAD) holds both formal and informal hearings where property owners and their agents provide evidence to argue for lower property values. The results of these hearings are displayed below:

  • The $327 million overall tax savings for Denton County property protest winners in 2022 surpasses the $190 million total property tax reductions in 2021. Property owners in Denton County protested values of 105,990 accounts in 2022.
  • Sixty-eight percent of informal and eighty-five percent of Appraisal Review Board (ARB) property tax protests in Denton County were successful.
  • Homeowners saved just over $5 million at Denton CAD in informal protests and almost $19 million in ARB property tax protests.
  • In 2017, about 15% of Denton County property parcels were protested and by 2022, 23% of property in the county was being appealed. In Denton County there was $13 million in property tax savings gained from protests at the informal hearings
  • The amount of tax savings the following year, in 2022 rose a massive amount to over $114 million

Property owners select O’Connor to represent them in property tax protests more often than any other firm because:

  • O’Connor’s aggressive approach is well aligned with the property owners’ interest. We pay the fees and costs regardless of the level of appeal. Many competitors require the property owner to pay the binding arbitration deposit or costs related to judicial appeal such as legal fees, expert witness fees and court costs. We will not ask you to pay any of the costs or fees related to your property tax protest.
  • O’Connor has spent years developing relationships with Denton CAD staff and well understands the information needed to win your property tax appeal.
  • We know the processes and appropriate contracts at Denton County Appraisal District.
  • While relationships are important, so is having credible evidence. Proprietary software and databases with over 50 million sales format evidence partially based on the appraisal districts thinking on evaluating evidence.
  • O’Connor has the experience and expertise necessary to assemble uneven appraisal data and sales to satisfy the guidelines set by the Denton County ARB and Denton CAD.


Disclaimer: O’Connor is a property tax consultant and is not affiliated with any appraisal district. Data for graphs provided by Texas comptroller.

Property Taxes vs CPI

Disclaimer: O’Connor is a property tax consultant and is not affiliated with any appraisal district. Data for graphs provided by Texas comptroller.

CAD Operations Stats

Denton Central Appraisal District - Denton CAD

About CAD

  • County: Denton
  • Street Address: 3911 Morse St. Denton, TX 76208-6331
  • Mailing Address: P.O Box 2816 Denton, TX 76202-2816
  • Phone: 940-349-3800
  • Website:

Denton County Appraisal District

Major Cities: Argyle, Aubrey, Bartonville, Carrollton, Copper Canyon, Corinth, Corral City, Cross Roads, Dallas, Denton, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Hackberry, Haslet, Hebron, Hickory Creek, Highland Village, Justin, Krugerville, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Lincoln Park, Little Elm, Marshall Creek, Northlake, Oak Point, Pilot Point, Ponder, Providence Village, Roanoke, Sanger, Shady Shores, Southlake, The Colony, Trophy Club, Westlake

Denton County Texas totals 953 square miles, with a 2020 population of about 906,422. Adjacent counties include Cooke, Grayson, Collin, Dallas, Tarrant, Wise. The total market value of real property and personal property in Denton County in 2020 was $135,000,000,000. Denton County 2020 property taxes are estimated to total $2,000,000,000 million based on an effective tax rate of 2.4% including homestead exemptions. Denton County property owners protested the noticed value for 66,080 houses and 30,670 commercial and BPP properties. Denton County Appraisal Review Board appeals were successful for 85% of the owners. Property owner property tax protests in Denton County results in savings of $98,110,000 in 2020, or $1,014 per account protested. The 2020 budget for the Denton was $14,220,000 including 83 employees.

Average Property Tax Savings from Protesting (Informal + Formal)

  • Residential Property $94
  • Commercial Property $2,964

August 2023

Denton Central Appraisal District informal hearings generated an estimated property tax savings of $51 million. Formal hearings with the Appraisal Review Board generated an additional tax savings of approximately $167 million, bringing the total tax savings to around $218 million for 2021.

July 2023

The Denton Central Appraisal District yielded $6.7 billion in property tax assessment reductions at appraisal review board hearings. As a result, property owners in the county collectively realized close to $167 million in tax savings!

June 2023

The Denton Central Appraisal District states the total amount of value reduction achieved through the informal process in 2021 was $2 billion. That translates to around a $50.9 million tax savings for Denton County property owners.

May 2023

In Denton County, 54,769 accounts were resolved informally and did not advance to the Appraisal Review Board in 2021. Of this number, 36,477 of the accounts, or 67% were settled with a reduction in value.

April 2023

By market value, 43% of property in Denton County was protested at the ARB in 2021. The market value protested for 91,691 properties was initially valued at $63 billion.

March 2023

In 2021, the total market value of all property in Denton Central Appraisal District is $147 billion. Of this amount, houses makeup 58% or $86 billion, according to Texas Comptroller data.

February 2023

In 2021, there were 448,531 parcels in the Denton Central Appraisal District. The appraisal district’s budget for the year was $14 million, which comes to around $32 per tax parcel.

January 2023

Denton Central Appraisal District estimates the value of land, houses, commercial, multifamily, industrial, utilities and personal property at $147 billion for 2021. Denton County property taxes total $3.6 billion annually based on these property tax assessments by Denton CAD.

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