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Williamson Central Appraisal District

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

  • The Williamson CAD total tax savings in 2022 of $34 million is less than the 2021 total property tax savings of $38 million. Williamson County property owners protested the taxable value of 78,404 accounts in 2022.
  • Sixty-one percent of the informal and fifty-five percent of the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) property tax protests in Williamson County were successful. Homeowners saved $7 million at Williamson CAD in informal protests and $2.42 million in ARB property tax protests.
  • In Williamson Central, the Total Protests for Single Family Home Protests had a drop in 2020, but slowly rose in 2022 to 61 thousand.
  • The percentage of Parcels Protested in Williamson Central in 2020 was 23% and greatly increased to 30% by the end of 2022.

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, ARB hearings, binding arbitration, SOAH (State Office of Administrative Hearing), and coordinating judicial appeals.
  • O’Connor has spent years developing relationships with Williamson CAD staff and well understands the information needed to win your property tax appeal.
  • 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 professional and experienced staff to aggregate the sales and uneven appraisal data necessary to fulfill the criteria of the Williamson County ARB and Williamson CAD.


Graphs

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Property Taxes vs CPI

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CAD Operations Stats

Williamson County Central Appraisal District WCAD

About CAD

  • County: Williamson
  • Street Address: 625 FM 1460 Georgetown, TX 78626-8050
  • Mailing Address: 625 FM 1460 Georgetown, TX 78626-8050
  • Phone: 512-930-3787
  • Website: www.wcad.org

Williamson county appraisal district

Major Cities: Cedar Park, Florence, Georgetown, Granger, Hutto, Jarrell, Leander, Round Rock, Taylor, Thrall

Williamson County Texas totals 1,134 square miles, with a 2020 population of about 609,017. Adjacent counties include Bell County (north), Milam County (east), Lee County (southeast), Bastrop County (southeast), Travis County (south), Burnet County. The total market value of real property and personal property in Williamson County in 2020 was $90,000,000,000. Williamson County 2020 property taxes are estimated to total $2,000,000,000 million based on an effective tax rate of 2.4% including homestead exemptions. Williamson County property owners protested the noticed value for 42,660 houses and 12,360 commercial and BPP properties. Williamson County Appraisal Review Board appeals were successful for 52% of the owners. Property owner property tax protests in Williamson County results in savings of $785,790,000 in 2020, or $14,281 per account protested. The 2020 budget for Williamson was $9,510,000 including 73 employees.

Average Property Tax Savings from Protesting (Informal + Formal)

  • Residential Property $136
  • Commercial Property $3,085


August 2023

In 2021, $35.2 million in estimated property tax savings resulted from Williamson County informal and formal hearings, with $31.2 million of the total coming from informal hearings and $4 million produced through formal hearings.

July 2023

Williamson County property owners protesting at ARB hearings in 2021 saw a tax savings of approximately $4 million based on $160 million in value reductions generated by the hearings.

June 2023

In 2021, property owners benefited from approximately $31 million in property tax savings when the informal process resolved assessed values with a reduction of $1.2 billion.

May 2023

57% of Williamson County property owners who resolved their protest at the informal level achieved a reduction in value. That is, of the 39,082 informal settlements, 22,137 resulted in a lower value in 2021.

April 2023

Property owners in Williamson County filed protest on $406 billion worth of the noticed value for 2021. This was 100% of the total market value noticed.

March 2023

Single-family residential property makes up 59% of the total market value in the Williamson Central Appraisal District, or $63 billion of $107 billion, which is the total market value certified for all property categories in Williamson Central Appraisal District in 2021, according to the Texas Comptroller.

February 2023

According to the Texas Comptroller’s Data, the Williamson Central Appraisal District budget for 2021 was $9.8 million. The appraisal district list 253,120 total tax parcels for the year, so we can calculate they spent approximately $39 per tax parcel.

January 2023

Property taxes in Williamson County are based on the tax rates set by tax entities and the tax assessments set by Williamson Central Appraisal District (Williamson CAD). Williamson CAD values utilities, industrial, personal property, land, multifamily, commercial and houses at least once every three years. The total assessed value of Williamson County property was estimated at $107 billion by Williamson CAD, which would generate $2.6 billion in annual property taxes based on a 2.5% tax rate.

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