August 31, 2015

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Get Ready for Higher Tax Bills

More costly to live, do business in Houston

Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan says living, building and working in Houston has become increasingly expensive.

“The Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) certified the 2015 appraisal roll. Be on the lookout for tax bills in the mail, the first week of November,” said Mike Sullivan.

According to HCAD Chief Appraiser Sand Stiefer, the total taxable value for property in Harris County has increased 12% since last year. In 2014, the value was $349.9 billion. In 2015, that number climbed to $392.2 billion.

The average residential home tax bill will increase approximately $310. Average Residential Home Appraised Values:

Average Home Value Tax Bill
2014 $133,147 $3,243
2015 $149,867 $3,553

Residential properties, which are single family homes, make up 41 percent of the county’s tax base, apartments are 8 percent and commercial properties are approximately 25 percent.

Residential Properties ↑ 15%
Commercial Properties ↑ 12%
Apartments ↑ 19%

The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office Property Tax Division maintains approximately 1.7 million tax accounts and collects property taxes for 71 taxing entities including Harris County. For the 2014 tax year, the Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office collected more than $5 billion in property taxes.