Protests with Written ARB DeterminationSource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.
|Protests single family residential||3||5||6||6||11|
|Protests with all other||3||5||10||12||16|
Texas property owners should protest annually since Hearing results depend on the appraiser assigned or the ARB; results vary widely. You do not know the appraiser or ARB panel prior to appealing.
Travis County Protests with Written ARB Determination
Travis County property owners have the right to appeal their property taxes to the Travis County Appraisal Review Board annually. It does not matter if the value increased, was unchanged or was reduced. You can protest based on market value and unequal appraisal (check both boxes). There is no cost to file a property tax protest and the ARB cannot raise your value at the hearing.
The graphs illustrate both residential and commercial (other) volumes.
TCAD Protests by Property Type
Travis County Appraisal District is typical that it has more residential than commercial ARB hearings. This is because such a large portion of the parcels are homes. While the Travis County ARB hearings are about two-thirds residential, about two-thirds of the savings are commercial.
Travis County ARB Decisions with a ReductionSource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.
|Single Family Residential||3||3||4||5||7|
|Commercial / All Other||2||3||7||8||9|
Texas property owners should protest annually since An annual appeal is an insurance policy to avoid major increases.
Travis County ARB Decisions with a Reduction
Travis County has more successful ARB hearing for residential than for commercial. This is because of the prevalence of residential accounts. About half of ARB appeals are successful, depending on the county.
Percent That Resulted in A ReductionSource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.
|Single Family Residential||83%||75%||73%||79%||67%|
|Commercial / All Other||69%||63%||70%||66%||59%|
Texas property owners should protest annually since To ensure their property taxes are at the lowest possible level.
Percent That Resulted in A Reduction
Travis County ARB decisions for residential and commercial showing what percent resulted in a reduction.
Value Reduction From Written ARB DeterminationsSource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.
|Billions of $|
|Total $ Reduction||0.6||0.7||2.0||2.9||4.6||4.8||5.0|
|Single Family Residential||0.2||0.2||0.2||0.2||0.4|
|Commercial / All Other||1.7||2.7||4.4||4.6||4.5|
Texas property owners should protest annually since Unequal appraisal allows protests based on neighbors having a better tax assessment.
TCAD Dollar Value Reduction from ARB Hearings
While most of the Travis County ARB hearings with a reduction are for residential, most of the value reduction is for commercial.