Property Tax Protection Program

Protests with Written ARB DeterminationSource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.

Thousands
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total protests 0.196 0.162 0.141 0.196 0.331
Protests single family residential 0.084 0.039 0.055 0.085 0.197
Protests with all other 0.112 0.123 0.086 0.111 0.134

Texas property owners should protest annually since Hearing results depend on the appraiser assigned or the ARB; results vary widely. You do not know the appraiser or ARB panel prior to appealing.

Wichita County Protests with Written ARB Determination

Wichita County property owners have the right to appeal their property taxes to the Wichita County Appraisal Review Board annually. It does not matter if the value increased, was unchanged or was reduced. You can protest based on market value and unequal appraisal (check both boxes). There is no cost to file a property tax protest and the ARB cannot raise your value at the hearing.

The graphs illustrate both residential and commercial (other) volumes.

Wichita CAD Protests by Property Type

Wichita County Appraisal District is typical that it has more residential than commercial ARB hearings. This is because such a large portion of the parcels are homes. While the Wichita County ARB hearings are about two-thirds residential, about two-thirds of the savings are commercial.

Wichita County ARB Decisions with a ReductionSource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.

Thousands
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total 0.075 0.044 0.061 1 0.212
Single Family Residential 0.034 0.018 0.033 0.052 0.162
Commercial / All Other 0.041 0.026 0.028 0.027 0.05

Texas property owners should protest annually since An annual appeal is an insurance policy to avoid major increases.

Wichita County ARB Decisions with a Reduction

Wichita County has more successful ARB hearing for residential than for commercial. This is because of the prevalence of residential accounts. About half of ARB appeals are successful, depending on the county.

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

Percent
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total Reduction 38% 27% 43% 40% 64%
Single Family Residential 40% 46% 60% 61% 82%
Commercial / All Other 37% 21% 33% 24% 37%

Texas property owners should protest annually since To ensure their property taxes are at the lowest possible level.

Percent That Resulted in A Reduction

Wichita County ARB decisions for residential and commercial showing what percent resulted in a reduction.

Value Reduction From Written ARB DeterminationsSource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.

Billions of $
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total $ Reduction 0.0023 0.0017 0.0048 0.0013 0.0021 0.0012 0.0061
Single Family Residential 0.0003 0.0001 0.0006 0.0006 0.0009
Commercial / All Other

Texas property owners should protest annually since Unequal appraisal allows protests based on neighbors having a better tax assessment.

Wichita CAD Dollar Value Reduction from ARB Hearings

While most of the Wichita County ARB hearings with a reduction are for residential, most of the value reduction is for commercial.

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