Harris County is a county located in the state of Texas, USA. It is the most populous county in Texas and the third-most populous county in the United States, with a 2020 estimated population of 4.8 million people.
The county covers an area of approximately 1,778 square miles and is home to several major cities, including Houston, the fourth-largest city in the United States.
The demographic makeup of Harris County is diverse, with a mix of ethnicities and races. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county’s population is approximately 41% Hispanic or Latino, 30% White, 19% African American, 8% Asian, and 2% other races.
The average home price in Harris County is around $248,000, according to Zillow, and the property tax rate is approximately 1.97%, according to the Harris County Appraisal District.
There are many things to do in Harris County, including visiting the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Space Center Houston, and the Houston Zoo. The county is also home to several parks, including Memorial Park, Terry Hershey Park, and Hermann Park.
Harris County is divided into several precincts, each with its own county commissioner. The county seat is Houston, and the county courthouse is located at 201 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77002. The phone number for the courthouse is (713) 755-5000.
Property taxes are a major source of revenue for local governments in Texas, but they can also be a heavy burden for property owners. If you think your property tax appraisal is too high or unfair compared to similar properties in your area, you have the right to challenge it through the property tax appeal process. By appealing your property tax assessment, you may be able to lower your appraised value and reduce your property tax bill. This can save you money and help you avoid penalties and interest if you fail to pay your taxes on time. Appealing your property tax assessment also ensures that the appraisal district is using accurate and up-to-date information about your property and that it is following the law and the Texas Tax Code.