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Protest Deadline Is May 17 For Property In Harris County

Harris County property owners who believe there is an error in the market value set by the appraisal district have until Monday, May 17 to protest the value of their property. While the usual protest deadline is May 15, if that day falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is postponed to the next business day. Some property owners may not have received their value notice yet.  If that is the case, they will […]

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 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 Reports Results of Property Value Study

The Harris County Appraisal District has received the results of the Texas Comptroller’s 2019 Property Value Study, which provides an unbiased review of the district’s appraisal performance. “The study is the only truly independent measurement of how accurate and fair HCAD’s work is, and I’m pleased to report that the appraisal district passed with very good marks,” said Roland Altinger, chief appraiser.   The study found that overall, the district achieved a median level of […]

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 […]

Homeowners Have Payment Options For Property Taxes On Appreciating Home Values

Texas homeowners may postpone paying the currently delinquent property taxes due on the appreciating value of their homes by taking advantage of a payment option called “residence homestead tax deferral” and filing a tax deferral affidavit at the Harris County Appraisal District. This tax relief allows homeowners to pay the property taxes on 105 percent of the preceding year’s appraised value of their homestead, plus the taxes on any new improvements to the homestead.  The […]

HCAD Warns Homeowners to Beware of Exemption “Assistance” Offers

The Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) is urging property owners to be alert during this “Season of Giving” for mail from businesses and individuals who will offer to file homestead exemption paperwork for a fee. The solicitation letters offer to help residents either file a homestead exemption, a homestead designation or recover money that may be owed to them because they have not filed for a homestead exemption.  Terms that are frequently used include: Designation […]

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 […]