Nueces County Property Tax Trends documents that Nueces County Appraisal District has experienced moderate growth in market value. The number of tax parcels has been flat. Large increases in assessed values have caused Nueces County residents to protest at well above the statewide average. Nueces is at 11% versus the statewide average of 10%. This site has details on number of tax protests, appraisal review board members, budget, number of appraiser total market value, total taxes levied, value by type of property, number of judicial appeals, number of appraisal district staff, appraisal district budget and much more.

The market value of Nueces County taxable property rose from $30 billion in 2014 to $41 billion in 2018. This is a 36.7% increase over 5 years; 7.3% per year. This is much higher than inflation for property tax purposes. These large increases are part of the impetus for Senate Bill 2, which caps taxes for school at 2.5% and cities / counties at 3.5% per year for existing property, plus the value of new construction.

Property tax savings from protest hearings at Nueces County Appraisal District (NCAD) have increased from $13.1 million to $32.0 million during 2012 to 2018. Commercial accounts were reduced $23.4 million in 2018 versus residential accounts for $8.6 million. There are more residential accounts protested but the commercial accounts receive a large portion of appeal reductions. Their value is also much higher. The ratio of tax savings at the administrative hearings is26.9% single family and 73.1% commercial. This ratio is typical for single-family.

The number of tax protests in Nueces Appraisal District has been flat; 18,680 in 2014 to 21,020 in 2018. This is a 12% increase in protest in 6 years. It is a good start and we want to keep the momentum growing. Nueces County Appraisal District 2018 property tax protests include 10,470 residential and 10,550 commercial accounts. Residential accounts for50% of the appeals but for 19% of the savings ($2.4million out of $12.6 million in 2018).

Judicial appeals in Nueces County have ranged from15 to 48 during 2014 to 2018. There is no apparent trend to the judicial filings. . Property tax savings in Nueces County due to judicial appeals have been low given the size of the county. Most appeals are resolved without trial. Judicial appeal tax reduction average $0.5 million per year from 2014 to 2018, except for 2015 had tax savings of $21.8 million.

The Nueces County Appraisal District budget rose from $7.2 million in 2012 to $7.7 million in 2018, a 6.9% increase over 7 years. This average 1% annual increase in NCAD budget is well below than the average rate of increase in appraisal district budgets. None of the judicial appeals savings were for houses.

The Nueces County Appraisal Review Board had 9 members during 2012 to 2018.

The number of appraisers has been risen gradually; from 39to 41 over 4 years during 2014 to 2018.

2020 property tax deadline is May 15th; deadlines to protest are not extended due to Covid-19.

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