Harris County Appraisal District

Harris County Appraisal District Mails Property Value Notices

The Harris County Appraisal District has mailed property value notices to many residential property owners and is following with commercial and industrial value notices. “We are seeing a large number of residential and commercial properties in Harris County increasing in value this year,” said Roland Altinger, chief appraiser.  “Residential properties are in high demand and have gone up about 8 – 10 percent in value, and commercial properties are following along the same lines with […]

HCAD Encourages Homeowners to Take Advantage of Homestead Exemptions

The Harris County Appraisal District is encouraging homeowners to make sure they have the homestead exemptions they are entitled to. “One of the easiest ways a homeowner can lower their property tax bill is to file a homestead exemption,” said Roland Altinger, chief appraiser. A homestead is generally the house and land used as the owner’s principal residence on Jan. 1 of the tax year. “Homestead exemptions can reduce the appraised value of your home, […]

Harris County Appraisal District Mails Property Value Notices

The Harris County Appraisal District has mailed property value notices to many residential property owners and is following with commercial and industrial value notices. “We are seeing a large number of residential and commercial properties in Harris County increasing in value this year,” said Roland Altinger, chief appraiser.  “Residential properties are in high demand and have gone up about 8 – 10 percent in value, and commercial properties are following along the same lines with […]

Harris County Appraisal District Reminds Property Owners of Disaster Exemption

The Harris County Appraisal District is reminding property owners who have experienced physical damage to their property during the recent freezing temperatures to apply for a temporary disaster exemption. “The recent cold winter weather has caused physical damage to many properties in the area, and I want to remind everyone of the disaster exemption that is available to help those owners.” said Roland Altinger, chief appraiser.  “A change in state law since Hurricane Harvey now […]

HCAD Offers Virtual Business Personal Property Rendition Help

The Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) has begun the process of mailing personal property rendition forms to businesses known to have been operating in Harris County during 2020. The appraisal district will continue offering its free workshop sessions to help business owners complete the required personal property rendition forms before the April 15 filing deadline.  This year the district will conduct eight online workshops with individual sessions starting March 10.  Registration is now open at www.hcad.org > Online […]

Agricultural Productivity Valuation Application Required

The Harris County Appraisal District is mailing agricultural applications to property owners in eight school districts to verify those owners still qualify for agricultural or timber productivity valuations. The application packet will come by certified mail requiring a receipt signature. Property owners must complete and return the application and the HCAD Agricultural/Timber User Questionnaire by April 30 in order to requalify for the agricultural/timber valuation.  Separate applications must be filed for each account covered by […]

HCAD Mailing Homestead Exemption Confirmations

Homeowners with a homestead exemption should expect to soon receive a postcard from the Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) in their mailbox verifying they have an exemption on their property.  The appraisal district is mailing a confirmation postcard to all homeowners with a homestead exemption currently on file.  Exemptions include Residence Homestead, Over-65, Disabled Person Exemptions, Disabled Veteran Exemptions, Over-55 Surviving Spouse Exemptions and Surviving Spouse Exemptions for spouses of members of the U.S. armed […]