Harris County Appraisal District

Harris County Appraisal District The Harris County Appraisal District appraises taxable property for the county, cities, school districts, and more than 300 special districts.

The Harris County Appraisal District appraises taxable property for the county, cities, school districts, and more than 300 special districts such as MUDs that levy property taxes within the district's boundaries. The district appraises more than 1.7 million property parcels annually. The district also administers exemptions and special appraisals, such as productivity valuation of qualified agricultural land, and determines the taxable situs of property. The chief executive officer of the appraisal district is the chief appraiser. The governing body of the district is the appraisal district’s board of directors. The appraisal district also has an appraisal review board, which hears property owner protests regarding values and other related matters, and a taxpayer liaison officer, who handles problems outside the jurisdiction of the appraisal review board. The appraisal review board is appointed by the local administrative district judge for Harris County.

03/29/2017

Learn how a homestead exemption can help you save money on taxes tonight at 6 o’clock at the Magnolia Multi-Service Center, 7037 Capitol. This is a partnership with the City of Houston and The Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, which is also providing home ownership tips to help keep property in the family.

03/28/2017

The next workshop for business owners who need help filing out their rendition form listing property used to produce income is from 1 – 5 p.m. tomorrow at the HCAD office – 13013 Northwest Freeway.

03/28/2017

Learn how a homestead exemption can help you save money on taxes tonight at 6 o’clock at the Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star. This is a partnership with the City of Houston and The Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, which is also providing home ownership tips to help keep property in the family.

03/27/2017

The next homestead exemption workshop starts at 6 o’clock tomorrow night at the Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star. Come learn how a homestead exemption can help save you money. This is a partnership with the City of Houston and The Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, which is also providing home ownership tips at the workshop.

03/23/2017

HCAD is continuing its series of Property Tax Workshops with the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s office at 6:30 tonight at the Bayland Community Center at 6400 Bissonnet. Stop by if you have questions about appraisal, exemptions, protesting or tax payment plans.

03/11/2017

HCAD is starting its series of Property Tax Workshops with the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector's office March 21. The first workshop will be at 6 p.m. at the Houston Business Development Center Palm Center 5330 Griggs Road.

03/09/2017

The next homestead exemption workshop starts tonight at 6 p.m. at the Third Ward Multi-Service Center at 3611 Ennis Street. This is a partnership with the City of Houston to help educate homeowners about homestead exemptions. The Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, which specializes in clearing title to property and probate issues, will also be providing information at this workshop.

03/08/2017

Business owners who need help filing out their rendition form listing property used to produce income can attend several upcoming workshops. The next one is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 at the Julia C. Hester House at 2020 Solo Street.

02/27/2017

Our second Homestead Exemption Workshop starts at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Acres Homes Multi-Service Center at 6919 West Montgomery Road. This is a partnership with the City of Houston to help educate homeowners about how homestead exemptions can save money. The Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, which specializes in clearing title to property and probate issues, will also be at this workshop to help property owners with specific questions.

02/23/2017

Starting Monday, HCAD is hosting homestead exemption workshops at five locations in the city. The first is Monday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kashmere Multi-Service Center at 4802 Lockwood Drive and the second starts at 6 p.m. at the Acres Homes Multi-Service Center at 6919 West Montgomery Road. This is a partnership with the City of Houston to help educate homeowners about how homestead exemptions can help save money on property taxes. The Earl Carl Institute is also participating.

The Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) has begun the process of mailing personal property rendition forms to busine...
02/14/2017
Harris County Appraisal District

The Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) has begun the process of mailing personal property rendition forms to businesses known to have been operating in Harris County during 2016.
The appraisal district is offering free workshops to help business owners complete the required personal property rendition forms before the April 17 filing deadline. The deadline is usually April 15, but because that date falls on a Saturday this year, the deadline is extended until Monday, April 17.

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 17. A rendition is a report that lists all the taxable personal property you owned or controlled on Jan. 1 of this year. Personal property includes inventory and equipment used by a business such as furniture and fixtures, supplies, raw materials, and business vehicles, vessels and aircraft.

Six rendition workshops have been scheduled throughout the county. Participants can attend at any time during the scheduled hours and typically will be able to complete the process in about an hour. There is no charge to attend.

Workshops will be conducted at the following locations:
· Wednesday, March 1 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Galena Park ISD Administrative Bldg.
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston

· Wednesday, March 22 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Julia C. Hester House
2020 Solo St, Houston

· Wednesday, March 29 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
HCAD Offices
13013 Northwest Freeway, Houston – 6th floor

· Wednesday, April 5 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tom Bass Community Center
15108 Cullen Blvd., Houston

· Saturday, April 8 8 a.m. to Noon
HCAD Offices
13013 Northwest Freeway, Houston – 6th floor

· Wednesday, April 12 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
HCAD Offices
13013 Northwest Freeway, Houston – 6th floor

Those who attend will be able to consult individually with appraisal district staff who will explain personal property taxation and rendition requirements and will answer questions about completion of the rendition forms.

“These workshops are part of our continuing goal to educate business and property owners on the appraisal process. These sessions have been very successful in the past and have helped business owners complete their renditions on the spot,” said HCAD Chief Appraiser Roland Altinger. “These workshops are designed to help business owners easily understand the rendition and personal property taxation requirements.”

All business owners are required to file renditions whether or not they have received notification. Businesses that fail to render or that render late are subject to a 10 percent tax penalty. Filing a fraudulent rendition carries a 50 percent penalty if found guilty.

State law permits business owners to obtain an automatic extension of the filing requirement by submitting a request in writing by the original April 15 deadline. The extended deadline for such businesses would then be May 15.

A rendition form is available on the appraisal district’s website at www.hcad.org under the “Forms” tab along with information on the rules of the process.

Business owners with questions about the rendition requirements are encouraged to attend any of the workshop sessions or call the appraisal district’s Information Center at 713.957.7800.

Harris County Appraisal District

02/02/2017

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced at this week's City Council meeting a new partnership with HCAD to host workshops to help homeowners apply for homestead exemptions and save money on property taxes.

02/01/2017

HCAD has updated its business personal property value calculation guidelines and depreciation tables for 2017. CPAs or business owners looking for this information can find it on the web site under Forms > General Information > ppcalcguide_2017

01/30/2017

The Harris County Appraisal District today announced a redesigned website with a new, updated look.

“The new website demonstrates our continuing commitment to the property owners of Harris County and other users around the world to provide easily accessible property appraisal and tax information,” said Roland Altinger, chief appraiser. “The redesigned website is just another way we continue to provide the property owners with the best products and services that we can.”

The new website now features a more intuitive and customer service-focused design with the most viewed sections – such as property search, forms and online services – easily located on the main page. The result of the redesign is a fresh new look with improved functionality resulting in a more engaging user experience.

www.hcad.org

Address

13013 Northwest Freeway
Houston, TX
77040

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(713) 812-5800

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