Property Tax Protection Program

Total Market Value Jefferson 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 33 32 32 31 33 33
Single Family 7 7 7 8 8 8
Multi-family 1 1 1 1 1 1
Commercial 5 4 4 4 4 4
All Other 20 21 20 19 20 20

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

Jefferson County Property
Tax Trends

The Jefferson 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 Jefferson County and the total property tax reductions achieved through the appeal process.

Jefferson County Total Market
Value of Property

Jefferson 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 0.0829 0.5719 2.2304 3.8 0.3038 0.4635 1.4671
Informal Appeal 0.1839 0.3719 2.24 0.2473 0.4507 1.42
Formal ARB Determination 0.0829 0.2031 0.1285 0.68 0.0148 0.0036 0.0198
Judicial Appeal 0.1849 1.73 0.88 0.0417 0.0092 0.0273

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).

JCAD 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 Jefferson 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 2.2383 15.4413 60.2208 102.6 8.2026 12.5145 39.6117
Single Family 0.36 0.36 0.42 0.37 0.66
Commercial / All other 59.86 102.24 7.78 12.14 38.95

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

Total JCAD 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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