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Jefferson Central Appraisal District

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

  • The $20 million overall tax savings for Jefferson CAD in 2022 is a significant drop from the $44 million total property tax reductions in 2021. Jefferson County property owners protested the taxable value of 12,490 accounts in 2022.
  • 51% of informal and 48% of Appraisal Review Board (ARB) property tax protests in Jefferson County were successful. Homeowners saved $1.38 million at Jefferson CAD in informal protests and $290 thousand in ARB property tax protests.
  • In Jefferson County, the percentage of parcels protested skyrocketed from 2019 at 4% reaching 9% by 2021.
  • For Jefferson County, the total protests for commercial and other protests decreased in 2019 with a low of 4 thousand and increased in 2022 reaching 6 thousand.

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, Appraisal Review Board (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.
  • Our experience has allowed us to compile sales and unequal appraisal data consistent with the format expected by the Jefferson CAD and the Jefferson County ARB.


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Property Taxes vs CPI

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CAD Operations Stats

Jefferson county central appraisal district CAD

About CAD

  • County: Jefferson
  • Street Address: 4610 S. Fourth St. Beaumont, TX 77705-4547
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 21337 Beaumont, TX 77720-1337
  • Phone: 409-840-9944
  • Website: www.jcad.org

Jefferson County Appraisal District

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

Jefferson County Texas totals 1,113 square miles, with a 2020 population of about 256,526. Adjacent counties include Hardin County (north), Orange County (northeast), Chambers County (southwest), Liberty County (northwest), Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The total market value of real property and personal property in Jefferson County in 2020 was $35,000,000,000. Jefferson 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. Jefferson County property owners protested the noticed value for 3,070 houses and 5,960 commercial and BPP properties. Jefferson County Appraisal Review Board appeals were successful for 25% of the owners. Property owner property tax protests in Jefferson County results in savings of $1,152,000,000 in 2020, or $127,574 per account protested. The 2020 budget for Jefferson was $6,540,000 including 39 employees.

Average Property Tax Savings from Protesting (Informal + Formal)

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


August 2023

In 2021, the Jefferson Central Appraisal District informal and formal hearings total tax savings to property owners was an estimated $40.4 million. This was achieved through estimated reductions in property tax of $37.3 million at informal hearings and $3 million at Appraisal Review Board (formal) hearings.

July 2023

In 2021, Appraisal Review Board hearings in Jefferson County generated near $3 million property tax savings, based on total tax assessment reductions of $123 million.

June 2023

Property owners in Jefferson County saw a tax savings of about $37.3 million based on the 2021 informal hearing settlements reduction of assessed values by $1.4 billion.

May 2023

The Jefferson Central Appraisal District informally resolved 55% of the accounts protested in 2021 by awarding a reduction in value. That is to say, 4,676 out of 8,547 protests received a lower value through informal process.

April 2023

In 2021, 14,695 protests were filed for Jefferson County properties. This is 37%, or $13 billion of the total appraised market value noticed for 2021, according to the State Comptroller’s office.

March 2023

Houses are 30% of the total property market value in Jefferson Central Appraisal District in 2021. The total market value of all property categories is $36 billion and the market value of homes is equal to $11 billion.

February 2023

The Jefferson Central Appraisal District lists the total number of tax parcels in 2021 at a total of 1,871,842. With a budget of $7 million, the budget per tax parcel was around $46.

January 2023

Property taxes in Jefferson County are based on the tax rates set by tax entities and the tax assessments set by Jefferson Central Appraisal District (Jefferson CAD). Jefferson CAD values utilities, industrial, personal property, land, multifamily, commercial and houses at least once every three years. The total assessed value of Jefferson County property was estimated at $36 billion by Jefferson CAD, which would generate $903 million in annual property taxes based on a 2.5% tax rate.

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