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.  Thank you.


Below is the schedule for mailing out the 2023 notices of appraised value and the protest deadlines.  The website will be updated with 2023 protest information when the first set of notices are mailed.  Please do not file your protest until that time.

All accounts less industrial, personal, and agricultural-use special appraisal:  April 12, 2023 mailout date and May 15, 2023 protest deadline

Industrial real property less utilities:  April 28, 2023 mailout date with a May 30, 2023 protest deadline

Personal property and agricultural-use special appraisal:  May 15, 2023 with a June 14, 2023 deadline


*  Homestead Exemptions and How They Reduce Your Taxes  click here for full details

​    April 30th of each tax year is the filing deadline, but homestead and disabled veteran exemptions are accepted if filed within two years after the date the taxes on the property would have become delinquent

*  File Business Personal Property Renditions/Request Extension – Due Date is April 17th  click here for full details

*  Agriculture-Use Special Appraisal and How It Reduces Your Taxes  click here for full details

​    April 30th of each tax year is the filing deadline

*  File Homestead Exemption Application, Personal Property Rendition, Ag-Use and Restricted Timberland Special Appraisal Applications, Freeport Exemption, and Request a Change of Mailing Address Online  click here for full details

Delivery of Certain Notices of Email (Property Must be Your Residence) click here for full details

*Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartment Capitalization Rate  click here for full details

Holiday Closings click here for full details

*JCAD Awarded Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Award  click here for full details

* Important Property Tax Deadlines click here for full details


Truth in taxation is a concept embodied in the Texas Constitution that requires local taxing units to make taxpayers aware of tax rate proposals and to afford taxpayers the opportunity to roll back or limit tax increases.  Property owners have the right to know about increases in their property’s appraised value and to be notified of the estimated taxes that could result from the new value.  Please click the below link to access this website.


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.