Harris County Appraisal District

Mailing Address:
P O Box 920975
Houston, TX 77292-0975
Physical Address:
13013 Northwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77040-6305
(713) 957-7800
Switchboard:  (713) 812-5800
Hearing Impaired: (713) 957-5660

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday   8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Harris County Appraisal District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas and is responsible for establishing and maintaining accurate property values for all real and business personal property.

The following cities and towns are serviced by the Harris County Appraisal District:
Houston, Bellaire, West University, South Houston, Baytown, Tomball, Katy, Bunker Hill, Deer Park, El Lago, Friendswood, Hedwig Village, Humble, Jacinto City, Kemah, La Porte, Missouri City, Pasadena, Pearland, Seabrook, Spring Valley, Webster and a number of other cities and tax entities.

Appraisal District Board of Directors:

Glenn Peters (Chairman)
Paul Bettencourt (Secretary)
Ed Heathcott (Member)
Lawrence Marshall (Member)
Gary Stein (Member)
Toni Trumball (Member)

The Appraisal District Board of Directors Role, in the Property Tax System, is to hire the chief appraiser, set the budget, and appoint the appraisal review board members.  The board of directors has no authority when it comes to setting the values or any being involved in any of the appraisal methods utilized by the chief appraiser.  The chief appraiser’s responsibility is to carry out the appraisal district’s legal duties, hire staff members, property appraisals, and manage the appraisal office.

Chief Appraiser:
Jim Robinson

The members of ARB are private citizens appointed for two-year terms and are permitted to serve a maximum of three terms. Property owners and the appraisal district go to the ARB to dispute taxation values. The ARB is also charged with ensuring that the chief appraiser has granted exemptions and special-use appraisals properly. Taxing units and taxpayers may come before the ARB and challenge appraisals, exemptions, and inclusion of property on the rolls, situs, and other matters.