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.
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.
2016 VALUE NOTICES AND NEW PROTEST PROCEDURES
The 2016 Notices of Appraised Value will be mailed on Monday, April 25, 2016, with the exception of accounts receiving the agricultural special use valuation, personal property, industrial, and mineral accounts. The remaining Notices of Appraised Value are scheduled to be mailed between May 16 – 31, 2016.
If you do not agree with your valuation, you must file a written notice of protest in order to discuss your valuation with an appraiser. If you received a Notice of Appraised Value, the Property Tax Notice of Protest form was enclosed. CLICK HERE if you need a copy of the Notice of Protest. You may also file a protest by email (to ensure your protest is processed properly, please do not send a protest to any email other than email@example.com). You must include your PID or Account Number, name, mailing address, telephone number(s), and the reason for your protest (value too high, value not equal with other similar properties, exemption denied, etc.)
Once you file a Notice of Protest with our office by the deadline date (the deadline is May 31, 2016 unless your Notice of Appraised Value specifies a different date), you will be scheduled a hearing before the Appraisal Review Board, and an appraiser will call you to discuss your property valuation. If you and the appraiser are able to resolve your protest, please cancel your hearing before the Appraisal Review Board.
eFILE - ONLINE APPEALS
YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO FILE A PROTEST THROUGH THE eFILE SYSTEM
In order to file a protest online, you must first register and then respond to the verification email. If you do not receive the verification email, please check your spam email as your Internet provider is most likely blocking our email. You will not be able to proceed with the online appeal unless you can respond to the verification email. As an alternative, you may mail your protest form to our office or complete the protest form provided in the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
eFile is Jefferson County Appraisal District’s new approach to filing protests and working with property owners with concerns about their values online. eFile is available if:
You are protesting the market value and/or you believe your property is not appraised equally when compared with similar properties.
You are not protesting industrial or mineral property.
Your property is not represented by a tax agent.
If you own more than one property, all accounts that are eligible for eFile under your Owner ID (which can be found to the right of your name and address on your notice of appraised value) will appear in the Protest Summary once you register. First time users must first verify their online appeals account through the verification email that will be sent immediately after registering. Should you have more than one Owner ID, you must register each one.
If your protest involves an exemption, special appraisal, ownership, or jurisdictional issue, you cannot file your protest online. eFile is limited to protests on value issues only. For properties that are not eligible for eFile, you must file a protest either through the mail, email, or in person.
To eFile your protest, you must register through JCAD's eFile Portal. You will need the Owner ID and PIN number provided on your Notice of Appraised Value. Currently, property owners can only file a protest online. JCAD is not currently accepting evidence or offering settlements through the eFile Portal. Evidence and settlement offers will be emailed to the email address you provide upon registration.
To file an eProtest, click here
PRODUCTIVITY APPRAISAL REDUCES TAXES ON FARMS AND RANCHES (click here for more information) April 30th of each tax year is the filing deadline.
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.
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!