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Hays Central Appraisal District

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

  • The $30 million overall tax savings for Hays CAD in 2022 equals the $30 million total property tax reductions in 2021. Hays County property owners protested the taxable value of 33,780 accounts in 2022.
  • In Hays County, 100% of informal property tax protests and 79% of those filed with the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) were successful. Homeowners saved $7 million at Hays CAD in informal protests and $1 million in ARB property tax protests.
  • The percentage of Parcels Protested in Hays Central has consistently increased from 2014 to 2020, hit a dip in 2021 and recovered in 2022 with 29%.
  • In Hays County, for the Informal Hearings Resulting in a Reduction, commercial protests have decreased in 2020 with 24% and increased greatly in 2022 reaching 100%.

More property owners choose O’Connor than any other tax consultant in Texas because:

  • O’Connor’s aggressive approach to property tax protests uses every avenue available including informal hearings, Appraisal Review Board (ARB) hearings, binding arbitration, SOAH (State Office of Administrative Hearing) and coordinating judicial appeals.
  • O’Connor has built relationships with appraisal district staff during the last 30 years while conducting literally millions of property tax appeals.
  • 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.
  • O’Connor has professional and experienced staff to aggregate the sales and uneven appraisal data necessary to fulfill the criteria of the Hays ARB and Hays CAD.


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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

Hays county central appraisal district CAD

About CAD

  • County: Hays
  • Street Address: 21001 N. IH 35 Kyle, TX 78640-4795
  • Mailing Address: 21001 N. IH 35 Kyle, TX 78640-4795
  • Phone: 512-268-2522
  • Website: www.hayscad.com

hays county appraisal district

Major Cities: Austin, Niederwald, San Marcos, Uhland.

Hays County Texas totals 680 square miles, with a 2020 population of about 241,067. Adjacent counties include Travis, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Comal and Blanco County. The total market value of real property and personal property in Hays County in 2020 was $33,000,000. Hays County 2020 property taxes are estimated to total $1,000,000,000 billion based on an effective tax rate of 2.4% including homestead exemptions. Hays County property owners protested the notified value for 2,640 houses and 12,970 commercial and BPP properties. Hays County Appraisal Review Board appeals were successful for 52% of the owners. Property owner property tax protests in Hays County results in savings of $424,000,000 million in 2020, or $160,606 per account protested. The 2020 budget for the Hays was $3,920,000 including 39 employees.

Average Property Tax Savings from Protesting (Informal + Formal)

  • Residential Property $430
  • Commercial Property $2,499


August 2023

In 2021, $28.3 million in estimated property tax savings resulted from Hays County informal and formal hearings, with $20 million of the total coming from informal hearings and $8.3 million produced through formal hearings.

July 2023

Hays County property owners protesting at ARB hearings in 2021 saw a tax savings of approximately $8.3 million based on $332 million in value reductions generated by the hearings.

June 2023

In 2021, property owners benefited from approximately $20 million in property tax savings when the informal process resolved assessed values with a reduction of $800 million.

May 2023

100% of Hays County property owners who resolved their protest at the informal level achieved a reduction in value. That is, of the 15,307 informal settlements, 15,307 resulted in a lower value in 2021.

April 2023

Property owners in Hays County filed protest on $15 billion worth of the noticed value for 2021. This was 40% of the total market value noticed.

March 2023

Single-family residential property makes up 54% of the total market value in the Hays Central Appraisal District, or $21 billion of $38 billion, which is the total market value certified for all property categories in Hays Central Appraisal District in 2021, according to the Texas Comptroller.

February 2023

According to the Texas Comptroller’s Data, the Hays Central Appraisal District budget for 2021 was $4 million. The appraisal district list 107,782 total tax parcels for the year, so we can calculate they spent approximately $40 per tax parcel.

January 2023

Hays County property taxes are based on the product of tax rates set by tax entities and assessed values set by Hays CAD. Hays Central Appraisal District is responsible for estimating the value of both personal and real property in Hays County. Hays CAD values land, utilities, industrial property, commercial, land, multifamily and houses at least every three years. Hays CAD’s value was $38 billion for 2021 which generated an estimated $958 million in property taxes based on a 2.5% tax rate.

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