Five upcoming free workshops are being offered by the Harris Central Appraisal District for homeowners to understand the property tax system, how to protest their property values and how exemptions can reduce their taxes.

“We also include the Harris County Tax-Assessor Collector’s office so property owners can learn about tax payment options,” HCAD Chief Communications Officer Jack Barnett said in an email.

The details

The in-person workshops take approximately 90 minutes and include time for questions and answers. The dates and locations are as follows:

  • April 30, 1:30 p.m. at Cavalcade Community Center, 3815 Cavalcade St., Houston
  • May 2, noon at Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter Drive, Houston
  • May 6, 5 p.m. at Sunnyside Multi-Service Center, 4410 Reed Road, Houston
  • May 14, 10 a.m. at Harris Central Appraisal District, 13013 Northwest Freeway, Houston

The deadline to file a protest on the 2024 property values is May 15 or 30 days following the date of the value notice, whichever is later, according to the district.

Also of note

In mid-April, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick tasked state senators with studying the cost of completely eliminating property taxes to reduce taxes on Texas homeowners. Committees are expected to submit reports on their findings and policy recommendations by Dec. 1, Patrick said.

Hannah Norton contributed to this report.