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Our office recently mailed out a letter on all improved properties in Jefferson County concerning flood damages caused by Tropical Storm Harvey.  For the 2018 tax year, our office will appraise all flood-damaged properties based on their condition as of January 1, 2018; however, our appraisers will not have access to the interior of your property and damages may not be apparent from the exterior, from the street, or from the air.

In order for us to determine the damages to your property as of January 1, 2018, it will be important for you to submit photos and/or complete the Damage Questionnaire mailed with this letter reporting any unrepaired or un-replaced damage.  Adjustments will be made based on the date-stamped photos and the information you provide in the questionnaire.  Please make sure you submit the required information, such as the amount of rising water your property experienced, date-stamped photos of the property between December 26, 2017 and January 8, 2018, dates when your business was closed or your home was unoccupied, estimates to repair or replace supplied to you by contractors, and any invoices for repairs made.  In order for the market value of your property to reflect those damages on your 2018 Notice of Appraised Value, we are asking that you complete this survey and provide the documentation of your damages to our office between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2018.  You may either mail in the completed questionnaire, bring it to our office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., or email it. 

Our contact information is:

     Mailing address:  PO Box 21337, Beaumont TX  77720

     Physical address:  4610 S 4th St, Beaumont TX

      Email:  harveydamages@jcad.org

      Telephone:  409-840-9944 or 727-4611

We will continue to accept information on flood damages after February 28, 2018; however, your Notice of Appraised Value, which we anticipate mailing in mid-April, will not reflect your damages.  After Notices of Appraised Value are mailed, it will be necessary for you to file a protest of your valuation in order for our appraisers to review your flood damages.  All flood damages need to be reported to our office by the protest deadline, which is May 15, 2018.

FOR A COPY OF THE DAMAGE QUESTIONNAIRE CLICK HERE.

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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. 

 

CURRENT NEWS

 

           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. 

 

PRODUCTIVITY APPRAISAL REDUCES TAXES ON FARMS AND RANCHES (click here for more information)  April 30th of each tax year is the filing deadline.

 

2017 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 EARNS CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE IN ASSESSMENT ADMINISTRATION FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ASSESSING OFFICERS

Earning the IAAO Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration (CEAA) is a rigorous and challenging task.  The purpose of the IAAO CEAA is to recognize those governmental units utilizing best appraisal and assessment practices throughout their offices including a strong emphasis on teamwork, accomplishments, and a high level of satisfaction among peers, staff, and taxpayers.  This certificate is intended for jurisdictions that have developed superior assessment practices for all aspects of their operations.

Jefferson CAD was the 7th appraisal district in Texas and the 30th jurisdiction in the world to obtain this designation.

 

JCAD AWARDED GOVERMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (GFOA) AWARD

The District's comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 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 16 consecutive years. 

Congratulations to Angela Bellard, Chief Appraiser and Diana Miller,  Business Manager for their excellent work!