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Harris County Appraisal District

The Harris County Appraisal District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas established in 1980 for the purpose of discovering and appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes for each taxing unit within the boundaries of the district. The district has approximately 1.8 million parcels of property to assess each year with a total market value of approximately $588 billion. The appraisal district in Harris County is the largest in Texas, serving approximately 500 taxing units, and one of the largest appraisal districts in the United States.... Read more

Purpose

To discover and appraise all property within Harris County for the purpose of property taxation... Read more

Vision

Continue to be the industry leader providing appraisal excellence as the public employer of choice in Harris County.... Read more

Mission

We value our community.

We serve the citizens of Harris County by accurately and uniformly determining a value for their property while providing easy access to every form of assistance we administer.
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Additional Culture Details

We have a service-oriented culture that empowers employees to use their initiative to answer property owner questions and resolve property owner issues within the rules and guidelines of the state tax code.... Read more

Values

Respect
We treat team members, customers, jurisdictions, and other stakeholders with mutual respect and sensitivity, recognizing the importance of diversity. We respect all individuals and value their contributions.

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Company Snapshots

Chief Appraiser Roland Altinger speaks to members of the Building Owners and Managers Association.
Department members stage a drive-by retirement celebration during the pandemic.
Members of the Information and Assistance Division gather for a photo while celebrating their accomplishments.
District employees explain the appraisal process to property owners at a public meeting.