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

  • The Harris (CAD) total tax savings in 2022 of $720 million is less than the 2021 total property tax savings of $662 million. Harris County property owners protested the taxable value of 495,130 accounts in 2022.
  • 86% of informal protests and 77% of property tax protests filed with the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) in Harris County were successful. Homeowners saved $163 million at Harris CAD in informal protests and $66 million in ARB property tax protests.
  • For single family home protests, in 2017 the percentage of formal protests resulting in a reduction decreased to about 61% and increased in 2022 to about 83%.
  • In 2018, about 20% of Harris County property was protested, but by 2022, this had increased to 26%.

O’Connor is selected as the property tax consultant more often than any other company in Texas 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 Harris Central Appraisal District (CAD) staff and understands the information needed to win your property tax appeal.
  • O’Connor has excellent experience in Texas property tax protests and utilizes relevant data tailored to the appraisal district’s understanding of adjusting sales.
  • O’Connor has the experience and expertise necessary to assemble uneven appraisal data and sales to satisfy the guidelines set by the Harris County Appraisal Review Board (ARB) and Harris County Appraisal District.

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Property Taxes vs CPI

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CAD Operations Stats



Harris county appraisal district - HCAD

About CAD

  • County: Harris
  • Street Address: 13013 Northwest Frwy. Houston, TX 77040-6305
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 920975 Houston, TX 77292-0975
  • Phone: 713-812-5800
  • Website: www.hcad.org

harris county appraisal district

Major Cities:  Atascocita, Barrett, Baytown, Bellaire, Bunker Hill Village, Channelview, Cloverleaf, Crosby, Deer Park, El Lago, Friendswood, Galena Park, Hedwig Village, Highlands, Hilshire Village, Houston, Humble, Hunters Creek Village, Jacinto City, Jersey Village, Katy, Klein, La Porte, League City, Missouri City, Morgan’s Point, Nassau Bay, Pasadena, Pearland, Piney Point Village, Seabrook, Sheldon, Shoreacres, South Houston, Southside Place, Spring, Spring Valley, Stafford, Taylor Lake Village, Tomball, Webster, West University Place

Harris County Texas totals 1,777 square miles, with a 2020 population of about 4,731,145. Adjacent counties include Montgomery, Liberty, Chambers, Galveston, Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Waller County. The total market value of real property and personal property in Harris County in 2020 was $664,000,000. Harris County 2020 property taxes are estimated to total $12 billion, based on an effective tax rate of 2.4% including homestead exemptions. Harris County property owners protested the noticed value for 315,370 houses and 130,930 commercial and BPP properties. Harris County Appraisal Review Board appeals were successful for 73% of the owners. Property owner property tax protests in Harris County results in savings of $929,400,000 million in 2020, or $2,082 per account protested. The 2020 budget for Harris was $90,728,307 including 662 employees.

Average Property Tax Savings from Protesting (Informal + Formal)

  • Residential Property $535
  • Commercial Property $5,250


August 2023

Harris County property owners gained tax savings of around $356 million through informal hearings and $257 million as a result of Appraisal Review Board hearings, for an estimated total tax savings of $613 million in 2021.

July 2023

In 2021, The Harris County Appraisal District ARB hearings resulted in a total of $10.3 billion in value reductions, leading to a property tax saving for the year estimated at around $257 million.

June 2023

The Harris County Appraisal District reduced assessed value through informal hearing settlements by $14.2 billion in 2021. This generated property tax savings of approximately $356 million.

May 2023

217,394 of 241,930 accounts resolved informally at the Harris County Appraisal District successfully achieved a reduction in value. That is equal to 90% of the informal settlements for 2021.

April 2023

In Harris County, 58% of the total market value or $395 billion was protested in 2021 by Harris County property owners in 2021. 453,842 property tax protests together make up this value protested.

March 2023

In 2021, the Harris County Appraisal District certified $316 billion as the total market value of houses in the county. This is equivalent to 46% of the market value of all property types. The total market value of all property types valued by Harris County Appraisal District is $687 billion.

February 2023

The Harris County Appraisal District spent approximately $50 per tax parcel in 2021. They list the total number of parcels in the appraisal district at 1,871,842 and the total budget for the appraisal district was $93 million.

January 2023

The total value of real and personal property valued by Harris County Appraisal District is $687 billion, generating about $17.2 billion in annual real estate taxes, based on a 2.5% tax rate and no exemptions.


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