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El Paso Central Appraisal District’s (CAD) formal and informal hearing results are displayed below:

  • The El Paso CAD total tax savings in 2022 of $44 million is more than the 2021 total property tax savings of $33 million. Property owners in El Paso County protested 435,900 accounts taxable value in 2022.
  • 84% of informal and 57% of Appraisal Review Board (ARB) property tax protested in El Paso County were successful. In El Paso, CAD, homeowners saved $3.47 million in ARB property tax protests and $5 million in informal protests.
  • In El Paso County, for Tax Savings from Formal Protests, there was a huge increase in total protests between 2021 and 2022 from 12 million to 24 million.
  • El Paso County property in 2020 was 5% of parcels protested and by the end of 2022 the amount of protests increased by 9%.

O’Connor is selected as the property tax consultant more often than any other company in Texas because:

  • O’Connor’s aggressive approach to property tax protests uses every avenue available including informal hearings, ARB hearings, binding arbitration, SOAH (State Office of Administrative Hearing) and coordinating judicial appeals.
  • Based on conducting millions of tax appeals throughout Texas, we have developed an in-depth understanding of what is needed to reduce your property taxes.
  • You benefit from the millions of Texas property tax appeals completed by O’Connor, using comparable sales data and unequal appraisal data uniquely processed by our proprietary software. The hearing evidence file often totals 50 to 100 pages.
  • Due to our expertise, we have been able to gather sales and uneven appraisal data in a way that complies with the requirements set out by the El Paso County ARB and the El Paso CAD.

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Property Taxes vs CPI

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CAD Operations Stats

El Paso Central Appraisal District - EPCAD

About CAD

  • County: El Paso
  • Street Address: 5801 Trowbridge Dr.El Paso, TX 79925-3345
  • Mailing Address: 5801 Trowbridge Dr.El Paso, TX 79925-3345
  • Phone: 915-780-2000
  • Website: www.epcad.org

El Paso County Appraisal District

Major Cities: Beaumont, Bevil Oaks, China, Groves, Nederland, Port Arthur, Port Neches, Sabine Pass

El Paso County Texas totals 1,015 square miles, with a 2020 population of about 865,657. Adjacent counties include Doña Ana County, New Mexico – northwest, Otero County, New Mexico – northeast, Hudspeth County, Texas – east, Guadalupe, Chihuahua, Mexico – south, Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico – southwest, Práxedis G. Guerrero, Chihuahua, Mexico – southeast. The total market value of real property and personal property in El Paso County in 2020 was $58,000,000,000. El Paso County 2020 property taxes are estimated to total $1,000,000,000 million based on an effective tax rate of 2.4% including homestead exemptions. El Paso County property owners protested the noticed value for 7,850 houses and 16,270 commercial and BPP properties. El Paso County Appraisal Review Board appeals were successful for 34% of the owners. Property owner property tax protests in El Paso County results in savings of $483,020,000 in 2020, or $20,034 per account protested. The 2020 budget for El Paso was $16,030,000 including 141 employees.

Average Property Tax Savings from Protesting (Informal + Formal)

  • Residential Property $343
  • Commercial Property $1,966


August 2023

El Paso County property owners gained tax savings of around $18.8 million through informal hearings and $11.6 million as a result of Appraisal Review Board hearings, for an estimated total tax savings of $30 million in 2021.

July 2023

In 2021, The El Paso Central Appraisal District ARB hearings resulted in a total of $467 million in value reductions, leading to a property tax saving for the year estimated at around $11 million.

June 2023

The El Paso Central Appraisal District reduced assessed value through informal hearing settlements by $754 million in 2021. This generated property tax savings of approximately $18.5 million.

May 2023

12,356 of 14,665 accounts resolved informally at the El Paso Central Appraisal District successfully achieved a reduction in value. That is equal to 84% of the informal settlements for 2021.

April 2023

In El Paso County, 29% of the total market value or $18 billion was protested in 2021 by El Paso County property owners in 2021. 38,895 property tax protests together make up this value protested.

March 2023

El Paso Central Appraisal District lists the total market value for all property types certified in 2021 as $62 billion. 55% of the total market value is single-family residential property, at a total market value of $34 billion.

February 2023

The El Paso Central Appraisal District spent approximately $37 per tax parcel in 2021. They list the total number of parcels in the appraisal district at 431,181 and the total budget for the appraisal district was $16 million.

January 2023

El Paso CAD’s estimate of the value of real and personal property in El Paso County for tax year total $62 billion, including houses, land, multifamily, oil & gas, utilities, industrial, personal property and other. Annual El Paso County property taxes total about $1.5 billion based on these tax assessments and a 2.5% tax rate.

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