HCAD releases Mass Appraisal Report for Hurricane Harvey

December 29, 2018 GMT

The Harris County Appraisal District has released its 2017 Disaster Mass Appraisal Report to provide information about the reappraisal of properties flooded by Hurricane Harvey.

The report summarizes the efforts expended and the results achieved in reappraising the thousands of properties damaged by Hurricane Harvey in August, 2017 and is intended to make the public aware of the complexity of assessing disaster damaged properties in a major urban area such as Harris County. The report also satisfies the requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice for reporting mass appraisal results.

“HCAD is the largest appraisal district in Texas with a range of properties from homes to office towers and from strip centers to petrochemical complexes,” said Roland Altinger, chief appraiser. “We had 10 taxing units request a disaster reappraisal and almost 50,000 residential, commercial and business properties had to be inspected in those jurisdictions at the same time we were doing our annual reappraisal of all properties for 2018. No other appraisal district that I am aware of has ever had to do what we accomplished, and I am proud of all my staff who put in extra time and effort to make sure damaged properties were valued correctly.”

The report is available on the district’s website at www.hcad.org under APPRAISAL on the top tool bar, then under Reports > 2017 Disaster Mass Appraisal Report or at https://tinyurl.com/yabguxty.