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McLennan County Appraisal District

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

  • The McLennan CAD overall tax savings of $53 million in 2022 surpasses the $47 million total property tax reduction in 2021. Property owners in McLennan County protested to 19,700 accounts’ taxable value in 2022.
  • 95% of the property tax protests filed with the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) and 77% of the informal property tax protests in McLennan County were successful. Homeowners saved $2 million at McLennan CAD in informal protests and $8.61 million in ARB property tax protests.
  • For McLennan County, the percentage of parcels protested hit a low in 2020 with 8% but greatly increased and almost doubled in 2022 with 15%.
  • In McLennan County, total protests for single family homes have massively increased since 2020 reaching 14 thousand in 2022.

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

  • Every possible means of reducing your property taxes is understood and utilized by O’Connor. We regularly use binding arbitration and O’Connor pays the deposit, which may not be returned depending on the hearing results.
  • O’Connor has built relationships with appraisal district staff during the last 30 years while conducting literally millions of property tax appeals.
  • Relationships and hearing evidence files chock full of the information sought by the appraisal district are a winning combination.
  • O’Connor has professional and experienced staff to aggregate the sales and uneven appraisal data necessary to fulfill the criteria of the McLennan County ARB and McLennan CAD.


Graphs

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Property Taxes vs CPI

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CAD Operations Stats

McLennan county appraisal district - MCAD

About CAD

  • County: McLennan
  • Street Address: 315 S. 26th St. Waco, TX 76710-7400
  • Mailing Address: 315 S. 26th St. Waco, TX 76710-7400
  • Phone: 254-752-9864
  • Website: www.mclennancad.org

McLennan County Appraisal District

Major Cities: Axtell, Bellmead, Beverly Hills, China Springs, Crawford, Elm Mott, Gholson, Hallsburg, Hewitt, Lacy-Lakeview, Leroy, Lorena, Mart, McGregor, Moody, Riesel, Robinson, Ross, Waco, West, Woodway

McLennan County Texas totals 1,060 square miles, with a 2020 population of about 263,115. Adjacent counties include Hill County (north), Limestone County (east), Falls County (southeast), Bell County (south), Coryell County (southwest), Bosque County (northwest). The total market value of real property and personal property in McLennan County in 2020 was $28,170,000,000. McLennan County 2020 property taxes are estimated to total $480,600,000 million based on an effective tax rate of 2.4% including homestead exemptions. McLennan County property owners protested the noticed value for 5,760 houses and 5,360 commercial and BPP properties. McLennan County Appraisal Review Board appeals were successful for 62% of the owners. Property owner property tax protests in McLennan County results in savings of $900 in 2020, or $0.080 per account protested. The 2020 budget for McLennan was $4,380,000 including 42 employees.

Average Property Tax Savings from Protesting (Informal + Formal)

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


August 2023

An estimated $22.5 million dollars in tax savings was generated based on property value reductions at both informal and formal hearing in McLennan County in 2021. Of this total, $8.2 million in estimated tax savings can be attributed to informal hearings and $14.2 million in estimated tax savings resulted from ARB hearings.

July 2023

McLennan County property owners benefited from an estimated $14.2 million in tax savings when county Appraisal Review Board hearings resulted in reductions in property value of $571 million.

June 2023

In McLennan County, $8.2 million in property tax savings was generated when the McLennan County Appraisal District reduced assessed values by $331 million at informal hearings in 2021, according to the Texas Comptroller.

May 2023

The McLennan County Appraisal District resolved 50%, or 4,418 accounts with a lower value without advancing to the ARB in 2021.

April 2023

McLennan County property tax protests were filed for 30% of the total market value noticed, which comes to $9 billion for 14,881 McLennan County properties.

March 2023

$15 billion of the $30 billion total market value of property in the McLennan County Appraisal District, or 48% is attributed to single-family residential property, according to the Texas Comptroller’s 2021 data.

February 2023

The McLennan County Appraisal District lists the total number of tax parcels in 2021 at a total of 1,871,842. With a budget of $4 million, the budget per tax parcel was around $35.

January 2023

Property taxes in Mclennan County are based on the tax rates set by tax entities and the tax assessments set by McLennan County Appraisal District(Mclennan CAD). Mclennan CAD values utilities, industrial, personal property, land, multifamily, commercial and houses at least once every three years. The total assessed value of Mclennan County property was estimated at $30 billion by Mclennan CAD, which would generate $758 million in annual property taxes based on a 2.5% tax rate.

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