Harris County homeowners who suffered damage from Hurricane Harvey can report their damage to the Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) through the following ways:
- The HCAD’s upgraded app, available for Apple and Android phones.
- By phone at (713) 812-5805. You will need to provide your name, address, phone number, and account number, if you have it, along with the type of property damage and amount of water you received.
- You can also email that information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reporting property damage now will help the appraisal district identify the most damaged neighborhoods and properties to help homeowners next year when property is reappraised.
Remember, your property tax liability is based on the appraised value as of January 1 of each year. Therefore, your tax bill for 2017 is based on your appraised value at January 01, 2017. And likewise, if your home has not been completely repaired as of January 1, 2018, then you should become eligible for a reduced value for 2018.