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

  • The Hidalgo County CAD total tax savings in 2022 of $89 million is less than the 2021 total property tax savings of $44 million. Property owners in Hidalgo County protested 48,050 accounts’ taxable value in 2022.
  • 76% of informal and 77% of Appraisal Review Board (ARB) property tax challenges in Hidalgo County were successful. Homeowners saved $2 million at Hidalgo CAD in informal protests and $28 million in ARB property tax protests.
  • In Hidalgo County, for Total Protests, the years between 2020 and 2022 has shown a consistent increase starting from 43 thousand in 2020 to 48 thousand in 2022.
  • Hidalgo County property in 2016 was 7% of parcels protested and in the span of six years grew consistently to 13% in 2022.

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Property Taxes vs CPI

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CAD Operations Stats

Hidalgo County Appraisal District - Hidalgo CAD

About CAD

  • County: Hidalgo
  • Street Address: 4405 S. Professional Dr. Edinburg, TX 78539-6556
  • Mailing Address: 4405 S. Professional Dr. Edinburg, TX 78539-6556
  • Phone: 956-381-8466
  • Website: www.hidalgoad.org

Hidalgo County Appraisal District

Major Cities:  Abram, Alamo, Alton, Donna, Edcouch, Edinburg (County Seat), Elsa, Faysville, Hargill, Hidalgo, La Joya, La Villa, Lopezville, McAllen, Mercedes, Mission, Pharr, Progreso, San Juan, San Manuel-Linn, Sullivan City, Weslaco

Hidalgo County Texas totals 1,583 square miles, with a 2020 population of about 870,781. Adjacent counties include Brooks County (north), Kenedy County (northeast), Willacy County (east), Cameron County (east), Starr County (west), Gustavo Díaz Ordaz Municipality, Tamaulipas, Mexico (south), Reynosa Municipality, Tamaulipas, Mexico (south), Río Bravo Municipality, Tamaulipas, Mexico (south), Matamoros Municipality, Tamaulipas, Mexico (southeast). The total market value of real property and personal property in Hidalgo County in 2020 was $51,840,000,000. Hidalgo County 2020 property taxes are estimated to total $1,000,000,000 based on an effective tax rate of 2.4% including homestead exemptions. Hidalgo County property owners protested the noticed value for 20,410 houses and 23,210 commercial and BPP properties. Hidalgo County Appraisal Review Board appeals were successful for 61% of the owners. Property owner property tax protests in Hidalgo County results in savings of $1,149,000,000 in 2020, or $26,335 per account protested. The 2020 budget for the Hidalgo was $9,230,000 including 95 employees.

Average Property Tax Savings from Protesting (Informal + Formal)

  • Residential Property $470
  • Commercial Property $1,891


August 2023

In 2021, the Hidalgo County Appraisal District informal and formal hearings total tax savings to property owners was an estimated $41 million. This was achieved through estimated reductions in property tax of $35 million at informal hearings and $6.2 million at Appraisal Review Board (formal) hearings.

July 2023

In 2021, Appraisal Review Board hearings in Hidalgo County generated near $6.2 million property tax savings, based on total tax assessment reductions of $248 million.

June 2023

Property owners in Hidalgo County saw a tax savings of about $34.8 million based on the 2021 informal hearing settlements reduction of assessed values by $1.3 billion.

May 2023

The Hidalgo County Appraisal District informally resolved 59% of the accounts protested in 2021 by awarding a reduction in value. That is to say, 23,371 out of 39,284 protests received a lower value through informal process.

April 2023

In 2021, 43,490 protests were filed for Hidalgo County properties. This is 29%, or $16 billion of the total appraised market value noticed for 2021, according to the State Comptroller’s office.

March 2023

Houses are 45% of the total property market value in Hidalgo County Appraisal District in 2021. The total market value of all property categories is $56 billion and the market value of homes is equal to $25 billion.

February 2023

349,061 tax parcels are listed as the total number of properties in the Hidalgo County Appraisal District for 2021. The total budget for the appraisal district in the same year was $10 million, bringing the spend per tax parcel to around $28.

January 2023

Hidalgo County property taxes total an $1.4 billion for multifamily, houses, commercial, land, utilities, industrial and personal property based on property tax assessments set by Hidalgo County Appraisal District (Hidalgo CAD). Hidalgo CAD estimated the total value of real and personal property at $56 billion for 2021.


Hidalgo County Property Tax Appraisal

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

  • We believe O’Connor is more aggressive in effecting property tax reduction at each level of appeal. All appeal options are utilized including informal, ARB hearing, binding arbitration, SOAH and coordinating judicial appeals.
  • Relationships with appraisal district staff help us to understand what is necessary to reduce your property taxes.
  • 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 Hidalgo County ARB and Hidalgo CAD.

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