Board of Directors
 Ed Heathcott, Chairman
 Glenn E. Peters, Asst. Secretary
 Wanda Adams
 Pete Pape
 Al Odom
 Jim Robinson
 Ann Harris Bennett

Chief Appraiser
 Roland Altinger
Taxpayer Liaison Officer
 Teresa S. Terry

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

Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

Saturday Hearings in
June, July and August

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

(Rescheduling Calls Only)
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
(713) 812-5860

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Financial & Audit Information

Requests For Proposals

Current News
01/12/2017 Required AG Valuation Application
01/10/2017 Deferred Property Tax Payments
01/03/2017 HCAD Mailing Homestead Exemption Confirmations
12/12/2016 BOD Agenda (12/14/2016)
11/10/2016 BOD Agenda (11/16/2016)

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

HCAD Resources

General Information

Resources Links
Are You a First-Time Property Owner or New to Texas?
Tax Calendar
Guide to Understanding the Property Tax Process
Texas Property Taxpayer Remedies (96-295)
Legislative Changes to Binding Arbitration
Frequently Asked Questions – Tax Deferrals
Older or Disabled Homeowners -- Appraisals, Exemptions and Property Taxes
Confidentiality Provisions Pertaining to Certain Criminal Justice Employees, Federal or State Judges, and Shelter Centers
Map Locator
Jurisdiction List
Tax Payment Requirements -- Important Information
Texas Tax Code Provisions for Active Duty Military Personnel
HCAD Speakers Bureau
HCAD Policies for Public Access
Public Information Act
Utility Consumption Report
Policy For Dividing or Combining Parcels
2011 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report

Procurement Documents

Commercial Vehicle Values
RFQ 2016-12

Custom Envelopes
RFP 2016-09

Data Entry of Renditions
RFQ 2016-11

Facilities Maintenance
RFP 2016-10
Bidders List
Site Visit Attendees

Janitorial Supplies
RFP 2016-08

Mailing Services
RFP 2016-13

Parcel Fabric Migration
RFCSP 2016-07
Parcel Fabric Migration (Questions and Responses)
Bidders List

Stairwell RFP (CLOSED)
RFCSP 2016-04
Stairwell (Questions and Responses)
Bidders List
GEO Report
Pump & Fan Motor Controls
On August 17, 2016, the board of directors of Harris County Appraisal District awarded David .E. Harvey Builders, Inc. a contract for RFCSP2016-04, the Stairwell Project.

RFP 2016-05

Information about Protests and Corrections

Resources Links
iFile and iSettle
Information About the Protest Process
Texas Property Taxpayer Remedies (96-295)
ARB Hearing Procedures Summary
ARB 2016 Hearing Rules and Procedures
Information About the Correction Process

Information About Appraisal

Resources Links
Understanding The Property Tax Process
2016 Mass Appraisal Report
Agricultural & Timber Land
Business Personal Property
Capped Appraisal Values
Capped Appraisal Values Frequently Asked Questions
Guide to Personal Property Renditions
Motor Vehicle, Boat, Manufactured Home, and Heavy Equipment Dealer Inventory
Cost Approach to Value for Single-family Property
On-Line Appraisal Records
Properties Split by the County Line
Texas Wildlife Management Qualifications and Appraisal
Commercial Comparable Property Analysis: Cost Approach
Residential Field Appraiser Facts
Frequently Asked Questions for Oil and Gas Interests Property Owners
Adopted Reappraisal Plan 2017-2018


Resources Links
Frequently Asked Questions – Tax Deferrals
Older or Disabled Homeowners -- Appraisals, Exemptions and Property Taxes
Homeowners/Residence Homestead
100% Disabled Veteran's Homestead Exemption
Disability Homestead
Goods In Transit
Tax Abatement Guidelines
Tax Deferral for Homeowners
Check List for Organization Exemptions
TX Property Tax Laws HB 252 (New Homestead Exemption Application Requirements)

Appraisal Codes

Resources Links
State Category Codes
Land Line Codes and Definitions
Land Use Codes
Land Site Codes
Building Grade Adjustment
Building Style Codes
Building Type Codes
Economic Building Class
Physical Condition


Resources Links
Employment Opportunities at HCAD
Employment Opportunities at HCAD (Current Employees)
Pape BOD conflict of interest disclosure
Blank COI disclosure form

Jurisdiction Tax Office Websites

Resources Links
Aldine Independent School District - Tax Office
Clear Creek ISD Tax Office
Goose Creek CISD Tax Office
Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector
Spring Branch Independent School District
Houston Independent School District
Galena Park Independent School District

Other Sites of Interest

Resources Links
State of Texas
Texas Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division
Texas Comptroller’s Homeowner Protest Presentation
Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation
City of Houston
Harris County
Houston-Galveston Area Council
Texas A & M Real Estate Center
University of Houston Library Resources
Texas Association of Appraisal Districts
Texas Association of Assessing Officers
International Association of Assessing Officers
Texas Association of Governmental Information Technology Managers
Houston Real Time Traffic map
Weather from EMWIN Houston

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