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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

 

           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. 

 

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

 

PERSONAL PROPERTY RENDITION INFORMATION

BUSINESS OWNERS MUST RENDER THEIR TAXABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY BY APRIL 15

If you own personal property that is used to produce income, a rendition must be filed with the 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

If a rendition is filed late, incomplete, or not al all, a 10 to 50 percent penalty may be imposed. 

CLICK HERE for a copy of the rendition form and depreciation tables.

You may email your completed rendition form to renditions@jcad.org.

REQUESTING AN EXTENSION FOR FIING YOUR BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY RENDITION

If you need more time to file your rendition, you may file a written request on or before April 15th to receive an automatic extension to May 15th.  For good cause only, you may then file, no later than May 15th, another written request for an additional 15 day extension.  To request an extension, please provide the Property Identification Number (PID) or Account Number along with a simple request to extend your deadline 30 days.  You may email your extension request to rendexten@jcad.org.

 

 

2017 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.

 

JCAD EARNS CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE IN ASSESSMENT ADMINISTRATION FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ASSESSING OFFICERS

Earning the IAAO Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration (CEAA) is a rigorous and challenging task.  The purpose of the IAAO CEAA is to recognize those governmental units utilizing best appraisal and assessment practices throughout their offices including a strong emphasis on teamwork, accomplishments, and a high level of satisfaction among peers, staff, and taxpayers.  This certificate is intended for jurisdictions that have developed superior assessment practices for all aspects of their operations.

Jefferson CAD was the 7th appraisal district in Texas and the 30th jurisdiction in the world to obtain this designation.

 

JCAD AWARDED GOVERMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (GFOA) AWARD

The District's comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 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 16 consecutive years. 

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