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Welcome to Jefferson Central Appraisal District!

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.


IMPORTANT NOTICE:  If you received a Designation of Homestead Request from a company stating that they will file a homestead application on your behalf that will lower your property taxes for a fee, please be aware that you can file your homestead application directly with our office at no cost.


If you own and live in your home as your principal residence, and you are currently not receiving a homestead exemption, please contact our office to see if you qualify for this year, or in certain instances, for prior years.

Click here for more information on homestead exemptions and how to file an application.

In March, 2016 the District obtained the prestigious Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration (CEAA) from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).  In order to maintain this designation, the District must recertify every 5 years.  In July, 2022 the District was notified that it had successfully passed its recertification.


There are only 11 appraisal districts in Texas with the CEAA designation, and JCAD was the 7th appraisal district in Texas to obtain this designation.



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.