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Welcome to the Jefferson County 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 County 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 County 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

Businesses Must Render Their Taxable Personal Property by April 15
 

If you own tangible personal property that is used to produce income, then a rendition must be filed with the Jefferson County Appraisal District by April 15th.  A rendition is a report that lists all the taxable property you owned or controlled on January 1 of this year. Property includes inventory and equipment used by a business.  Owners do not have to render exempt property, such as church property or an agriculture producer’s equipment used for farming.

The last day to file a rendition is April 15th.  If a rendition is filed late or incomplete or not at all, a 10 to 50 percent penalty may be imposed.  Property owners who need more time to file their renditions may file a written request with the District on or before April 15th to receive an automatic extension to May 15th.   For good cause, a property owner may then file, no later than May 15th, another written request for an additional 15 day extension to May 30th.

For information on requesting an extension of time to file your business personal property rendition, click here. For a copy of the Business Personal Property Rendition form click here.  Once you have completed your rendition form, you may either mail or email a scanned copy to our office before the April 15th deadline.
 

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 one year after the taxes on the property would have become delinquent. 

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

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2016 LOW INCOME HOUSING APARTMENT CAPITALIZATION RATE: 10.0%
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.

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JCAD AWARDED GOVERMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (GFOA) AWARD

The District's comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 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 15 consecutive years. 

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

 

                                       DISTRICT HOLIDAYS

January 1, 2016:  New Year's Day March 25, 2016:  Good Friday
July 4, 2016:  Independence Day September 5, 2016:  Labor Day
November 24 - 25, 2016:  Thanksgiving December 22 - 28, 2016:  Christmas