THE JEFFERSON COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT WILL BE CLOSED

 DECEMBER 20, 2018 THROUGH DECEMBER 26, 2018

FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 

AND JANUARY 1, 2019 FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY

 Reporting Damages From Hurricane Harvey for 2018 Tax Year

If your property was affected by Hurricane Harvey, and you have not reported the flood damages remaining as of January 1, 2018 please send an email to harveydamages@jcad.org.  The amount of rising water your property experienced, pictures of the property as close as possible to January 1, 2018,  dates when your business was closed or your home unoccupied, estimates to repair or replace supplied to you by contractors, and any invoices for repairs made will be especially helpful. 

 

Welcome!                   

Welcomto the Jefferson Central Appraisal District's web page. At jcad.org our goal is to provide the public with online access to the information and functions of the Jefferson Central Appraisal District. We hope that you find everything helpful and easy to use. If there is anything we can do to better serve your needs, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.  Thank you.

MISSION STATEMENT:

The mission of the Jefferson Central Appraisal District is to develop and maintain appraisals of property in our District in a fair and equitable manner, ensuring the accuracy and uniformity of all appraisals; to ensure that the appraisals are performed by professionals in the property tax field, and to promote the education of said professionals; to develop procedures that grant the property owners due process in protesting said appraisals; to furnish to the taxing entities an accurate appraisal roll in a timely manner; and to continually improve our operations and policies in order that we may provide more efficient services to the property owners and taxing entities that we serve. 

 

CURRENT NEWS

 

FILE YOUR HOMESTEAD, RENDITIONS, AND AGRICULTURE-USE APPLICATIONS ONLINE

Click here for instructions on filing these forms online

          

HOMEOWNERS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS TO REDUCE THEIR PROPERTY TAX

 (click here for more information)  

           April 30th of each tax year is the filing deadline, but homestead and disabled veteran exemptions are accepted if filed within two years after the taxes on the property would have become delinquent. 

 

PRODUCTIVITY APPRAISAL REDUCES TAXES ON FARMS AND RANCHES (click here for more information)  April 30th of each tax year is the filing deadline.

 

2018 LOW INCOME HOUSING APARTMENT CAPITALIZATION RATE: 9.5% 
The Appraisal District is giving public notice of the capitalization rate to be used each year to appraise property receiving an exemption under Section 11.1825 of the Property Tax Code for Organizations Constructing or Rehabilitating Low-Income Housing: Property Not Previously Exempt.

 

JCAD AWARDED GOVERMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (GFOA) AWARD

The District's comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 qualified for a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.  This Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment.  The District has received this award for 17 consecutive years. 

Congratulations to Angela Bellard, Chief Appraiser and Diana Miller,  Business Manager for their excellent work!