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Harris County Appraisal District
13013 Northwest Freeway
Houston, Texas 77040-6305

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Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
(713) 957-7800

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TAX PAYMENTS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT HCAD
Harris County Appraisal District
has no authority to receive tax
payments for any jurisdiction.
All tax payments must be mailed
or delivered to the tax collector
for the jurisdiction that sent you
the tax bill.


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Recent Headlines
These are links to press
articles of interest
03/26/2015 Houston Metro Area Continues Torrid Growth
01/08/2015 HOUSTON-AREA BUILDERS FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURE
08/14/2014 Local home sales stay on torrid pace
07/10/2014 In a red-hot market, houses sell in a flash
05/14/2014 Many Homebuyers Must Wait In Limbo – And In Rentals
05/04/2014 Real estate hot spots warm up the areas around them
05/04/2014 Q&A: How long will the upswing last?

Click here to access the recent press articles archive


Current News
05/18/2015 Protest Deadline Is June 1
05/15/2015 BOD Agenda (05/20/2015)
04/09/2015 BOD Agenda (04/15/2015)
03/26/2015 HCAD Readies Property Value Notices
03/20/2015 Businesses Must Report Taxable Property By April 15

Click here to access the news release archive


Most Requested Forms
Homestead Exemption: General Residential, Over-65, Disability,
Over-55 Surviving Spouse
Standard
Fillable
Notice of Protest Standard
Fillable
Request to Correct Name or Address on a Real Property Account Standard
Fillable
Internet Opt Out Standard
Fillable
Removal of Agent Standard
Fillable
Additional Forms..


Consumer Alerts
The Attorney General for the State of Texas has taken action against O'Connor & Associates resulting in an Agreed Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction.
Community Housing Development Organization Property Capitalization Rate
HCAD Warns Homeowners to be Wary of Homestead Designation and Unclaimed Money Solicitations

 
 


PROTEST DEADLINE

The deadline for filing your property value protest this year is June 1.

If you are noticed late, you will have at least 30 days from the date of notice to file your protest.


 

2015 Reappraisal Values

The Harris County real estate market has continued to show growth over the last year, as reported by many local and national news outlets. Properties in virtually every segment of the market have experienced increases in sale prices, median prices, dollar volume and sales volume. [read more]


 
Property Tax Workshops

The Harris County Appraisal District, in partnership with Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan, is hosting Property Tax Workshops throughout the county to provide property owners with information on exemptions, how to protest, the property tax process, payment plans for delinquent taxes and an explanation of the tax bill. See full schedule.

 


What oil crash? Houston home sales continue to sizzle with record high prices

Read the CultureMap story about the strongest April home sales on record


 

Are You A First Time Property Owner Or New To Texas?
Are You A First Time Property Owner Or New To Texas?
Associate Chief Appraiser Stephen Atchison talks to new property owners and new Texas residents about the property tax system in Texas and HCAD’s role in the tax system. [read more]
 

Filing Renditions Electronically Using iFile

If you own tangible personal property that is used to produce income, you must file a rendition with the Harris County Appraisal District by April 15. A rendition is a report that lists all the taxable personal property you owned or controlled on Jan. 1 of this year. Business personal property includes such things as office equipment, business vehicles, vessels and aircraft, inventory, machinery and other types of equipment, trade fixtures, supplies, work in process and raw materials held for business purposes. We have scheduled 6 renditions workshops to help you complete the process. Click here for times and locations.

Some renditions may be filed electronically using HCAD's iFile™ system. If a unique iFile™ number is printed on your rendition form below the account number this indicates that you may render online by going to www.hcad.org/ifile. Complete instructions can be found on the iFile™ website. If no iFile™ number is printed on your rendition form, you will need to complete and file the form manually. Rendering with iFile™ is quick and convenient. We urge you to use it if an iFile™ number is printed on your paper rendition form.



DO YOU HAVE YOUR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION?

A residence homestead exemption is the most common type of exemption and applies to most owner-occupied homes in Texas and excludes part of your property’s value from taxes. [read more]



PROPERTY OWNER’S ELECTRONIC NOTICE AND PROTEST FILING SYSTEM

HCAD’s electronic notice and protest filing system allows property owners to iFile a protest and use iSettle to accept or decline an offer. [read more]



PROTEST PROCESS

If you think the market value of your property is incorrect, the appraisal district encourages you to file a protest. [read more]



UNDERSTANDING THE PROPERTY TAX PROCESS

The property tax is the primary source of local government revenue in Texas and provides funding for the services provided by counties, cities, school districts etc. [read more]



Residential Field Appraiser Facts

HCAD’s residential field staff is engaged in various appraisal projects throughout the year to enter changes in property characteristics. How to recognize an appraiser working in your neighborhood. [read more]



Highway construction along the Northwest Freeway

Highway construction along the Northwest Freeway and its service roads near the HCAD building may create some traffic congestion so plan for time to get through the construction.


290 Construction
Heavy equipment works on the outbound Highway 290 lanes by HCAD

Here is a link to Highway 290 travel information for your convenience.


Sands L. Stiefer, RPA
Chief Appraiser

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