Property Tax Protection Program

Resolved Informally Dallas CountySource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.

Thousands
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total Number 27.84 61.07 59.20 63.83 66.93 68.30 70.02
Single Family 30.25 32.52 38.61 40.39 43.75
Commercial / Other 28.95 31.31 28.32 27.92 26.27

Texas property owners should protest annually since Most appeals are resolved with a reduction at the informal level.

Dallas County Property Tax Protests Resolved Informally

Dallas County property owners who file a property tax protest have three primary options to resolve the appeal / protest. These include the: 1) informal hearing, 2) the formal hearing (or appraisal review board), and judicial appeal or binding arbitration. Most property tax protests in most counties are resolved at the informal hearing.

DCAD Informal Settlements

Dallas County Appraisal District cannot require an informal hearing. Most property owners attempt to settle in the informal hearing. In some cases, they agree to the initial value after seeing the appraisal district’s evidence.

Resulted in Reduction Through Informal Process Dallas CountySource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.

Thousands
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total Number 26.86 29.22 27.45 28.33 32.22 30.62 37.76
Single Family 15.16 14.54 20.41 20.25 26.49
Commercial / Other 12.29 13.78 11.81 10.37 11.27

Texas property owners should protest annually since It is the world’s safest wager. No cost and a 60% chance of savings annually.

Dallas County Informal Hearing Reductions

Dallas County Appraisal District accounts that received a reduction at the informal hearing are illustrated below. Informal resolution rates vary sharply from county to county.

Percent That Resulted in A ReductionSource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.

Percent
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total Number 96.48% 47.85% 46.37% 44.38% 48.14% 44.83% 53.93%
Single Family 50.11% 44.72% 52.85% 50.14% 60.55%
Commercial / Other 42.46% 44.02% 41.72% 37.14% 42.91%

Texas property owners should protest annually since Errors in the appraisal districts records for your property often artificially inflate YOUR property taxes.

Dallas County % of Informal Hearings with Reduction

Dallas County Appraisal District makes massive adjustments to the total values during the informal hearing process for both residential and commercial. Given the large reductions in tax assessments and property tax values it is surprising more home owners do not appeal.

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

Billions of $
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
$ Reduction Total 4.91 3.05 3.28 2.82 5.19 3.57 5.75
$ Reduction Single Family 0.34 0.31 0.52 0.49 0.82
$ Value Commercial / Other 2.94 2.51 4.66 3.08 4.93

Texas property owners should protest annually since Property taxes are the only type that can be negotiated based on subjective factors and judgment.

Dallas County Appraisal District $ Value Reduction From Informal Process

Dallas County Appraisal District makes massive adjustments to the total values during the informal hearing process for both residential and commercial. Given the large reductions in tax assessments and property tax values it is surprising more home owners do not appeal.

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