Property Tax Protection Program

Total Market Value TexasSource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.

Billions of $
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
$ Total Market Value 2,253 2,953 1,190 3,031 3,231 3,486
Single Family 917 1,133 1,190 1,324 1,416 1,505
Multi-family 93 357 128 145 177 181
Commercial 457 502 589 602 636 670
All Other 786 960 901 959 1015 1117

Texas property owners should protest annually As part of maintaining their property, like a HVAC checkup.

Texas Property
Tax Trends

Texas appraisal districts are responsible for valuing all real estate and personal property in the county. The appraisal district alone is responsible for determining the value of all real and personal property. Property owners and property tax consultants then review the values and dispute excessive values. Following are graphs on the total value of property in Texas and the total property tax reductions achieved through the appeal process.

Texas Total Market
Value of Property

Texas appraisal districts attempts to accurately value real estate and personal property. Following is a summary of the total values by type.

Property Value Reduction By Type of Appeal Source: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.

Billions of $
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total 55.9 61.4 70.6 92.4 100.0 119.9 126.5
Informal Appeal 29.8 29.5 37.4 41.6 48.5 47.7 56.1
Formal ARB Determination 18.1 23.3 23.5 35.5 33.3 51 47.6
Judicial Appeal 8 8.6 9.7 15.3 18.2 21.2 22.8

Texas property owners should protest annually since Texas law requires property owners to protest to get information on their property and comparable sales in the area. This information is free and available upon request via U.S. mail (once you file a protest).

State of Texas Value Reduction By
Type of Appeal

Texas should appeal every property every year. It is impossible for the appraisal district to accurately and equitable share the tax burden of Texas. There is no cost to appeal and about 65% of appeals are successful. Think of it like maintenance for your house; like changing the oil in your car. 20 Reasons You Should Appeal Annually

Total Property Tax Savings All Protests and AppealsSource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.

Millions of $
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Property Types 1,509 1,658 1,906 2,495 2,700 3,237 3,416
Single Family 284 359 422 470 491
Commercial / All other 1622 2136 2278 2767 2925

Texas property owners should protest annually since Because it is the surest way to reduce property taxes.

Total State of Texas Property Tax Savings
By Property Type

The next graph shows the estimated total property tax savings (based on a 2.7% tax rate and no exemptions), based on informal hearings, written ARB determinations and Judicial Appeals combined.

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