Property Tax Protection Program

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

Billions of $
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
$ Total Market Value 137 155 178 205 224 246
Single Family 71 81 92 102 111 122
Multi-family 13 16 19 23 25 29
Commercial 30 33 39 46 51 57
All Other 23 25 29 35 37 42

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

Travis County Property
Tax Trends

The Travis County Appraisal District is 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 Travis County and the total property tax reductions achieved through the appeal process.

Travis County Total Market
Value of Property

Travis County Appraisal District 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 6.71 5.35 6.10 7.23 10.18 10.84 10.04
Informal Appeal 4.21 3.93 4.04 3.87 4.36 4.29 5.08
Formal ARB Determination 0.57 0.74 1.95 2.9 4.65 4.79 4.96
Judicial Appeal 1.93 0.68 0.11 0.46 1.17 1.76

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).

TCAD Value Reduction By
Type of Appeal

Texans should appeal every property every year. It is impossible for the appraisal district to accurately and equitable share the tax burden of Travis County. 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 181.17 144.45 164.70 195.21 274.86 292.68 271.08
Single Family 44.3 56.44 59.19 72.67 93.66
Commercial / All other 120.40 138.77 215.67 220.01 177.42

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

Total TCAD 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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