Property Tax Protection Program

Total Value Reduction, Informal HearingsSource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.

Millions of $
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
$ Total Value Reduction 366 5 682 1120 1833 2400 1042
Single Family Residential Reduction 188 223 445 358 342
Commercial / Other 494 897 1388 2043 700

Texas property owners should protest annually since The value cannot be raised during the protest, based on 2019 legislation.

Brazoria County Property Tax Savings from Administrative Appeals

Brazoria County Appraisal District and the Brazoria County Appraisal Review Board (ARB) work with property owners and property tax consultants to correct the errors in the initial property tax values. Informal hearings are between an appraisal district appraiser and a property owner or tax consultant (if you don’t want to do it yourself). A three-member ARB panel hears cases not resolved informally and some of the cases that go to the ARB end with a judicial appeal, binding arbitration or a SOAH (State Office of Administrative Hearing).

You can’t get a reduction unless you file an appeal, in which case you will get a reduction in 6 to 7 years in 10. You can do this yourself or we can do it for you.

Brazoria CAD Informal Hearings

Brazoria County Appraisal District property tax assessment reduction is shown in the following graph. It is tragic more people do not appeal their property tax assessment since most appeals results in reductions in property tax.

Total Value Reduction, Formal ARB HearingsSource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.

Billions of $
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
$ Total Value Reduction 0.018 0.0185 0.023 0.0278 0.0596 0.1207 0.0164
Single Family Residential Reduction 0.0086 0.0086 0.0127 0.0064 0.0025
Commercial / Other 0.0144 0.0192 0.0469 0.1143 0.0138

Texas property owners should protest annually since You can’t evaluate the strength of your appeal until you obtain the hearing evidence file. You have to protest to obtain the hearing evidence file (available free upon request via U.S. mail).

Brazoria CAD Formal ARB Hearings

Property tax assessment reductions for Brazoria County Appraisal Review Board hearings are summarized in the following graph.

Tax Savings, Informal HearingsSource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.

Millions of $
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
$ Total Value Reduction 10 0.1392 18 30 49 65 28
Single Family Residential Reduction 5 6 12 10 9
Commercial / Other 13 24 37 55 19

Texas property owners should protest annually since Not appealing is used against property owners in the subsequent years since “you agreed to the value” (by not protesting).

Estimated Total Property Tax Savings (Informal & Formal)

Total Brazoria County Appraisal District property tax savings, including informal and formal hearing follow. This does not include property tax savings from judicial appeals, binding arbitration and State Office of Administrative hearings.

Hey – these are some serious savings. Get in the game if you are not already. It is your right and I believe your duty to manage taxation for the benefit of you and your family. Annual property tax appeals are effective, for the most significant tax in Texas. (Texas does not have an income tax. It has a high level of property taxes and a relatively high sales tax.

Tax Savings, Formal ARB HearingsSource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.

Millions of $
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
$ Total Value Reduction 0.4873 0.4986 1 1 2 3 0.4423
Single Family Residential Reduction 0.2314 0.2312 0.3417 0.1735 0.0684
Commercial / Other 0.3898 1 1 3 0.3739

Total Tax Savings (Informal & Formal)Source: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.

Millions of $
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
$ Total Value Reduction 10 1 19 31 51 68 28
Single Family Residential Reduction 5.23 6.23 12.34 10.17 9.07
Commercial / Other 13.39 25 38 58 19.37

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