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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

2015 VALUE NOTICES AND NEW PROTEST PROCEDURES

The 2015 Notices of Appraised Value will be mailed on Monday, April 27, 2015, 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 11 – June 1, 2015.

If you do not agree with your valuation AND YOUR PROTEST DEADLINE DATE IS AFTER JUNE 1, 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 for a copy of the Notice of Protest if you did not receive a Notice of Appraised Value.  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 protest@jcad.org).  You must include your PID or Account number, name and 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 June 1, 2015 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. 

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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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2015 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, 2015:  New Year's Day April 3, 2015:  Good Friday
September 7, 2015:  Labor Day November 26  - 27, 2015:  Thanksgiving
December 21 - 25, 2015:  Christmas