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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

Application to Serve on Appraisal Review Board

The Jefferson CAD is accepting applications from persons interested in serving on the Appraisal Review Board (ARB).  Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2014.  All applications must be submitted to the District’s Taxpayer Liaison Officer, Diana Miller, who will then submit them to the Local Administrative District Judge, who is responsible for appointments to the ARB.  DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION DIRECTLY TO THE JUDGE.  Members are appointed to a two-year term and may be reappointed for up to six years.

The Appraisal District is entitled to obtain from the Department of Public Safety the criminal history record information for any person who applies for appointment to the ARB.  The TLO of the Appraisal District may then provide this information to the Local Administrative District Judge.

The ARB meets at various times throughout the year; however, during the months of June and July, the ARB hears and determines property owner protests, and members must be committed to full-time service during this period. 

For the eligibility requirements for service on the ARB and their duties and responsibilities, <click here>. 

For a copy of an ARB application <click here>.

If you have any questions regarding service on the ARB, please contact our Taxpayer Liaison Officer, Diana Miller, at 409-840-9944 or jcad-taxpayer-liaison@jcad.org

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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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2014 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.

                                       DISTRICT HOLIDAYS

January 1, 2014:  New Year's Day April 18, 2014:  Good Friday
July 4, 2014:  Independence Day September 1, 2014:  Labor Day
November 27  - 28, 2014:  Thanksgiving December 22 - 26, 2014:  Christmas