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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, 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. 

ePROTESTS - ONLINE APPEALS

YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO FILE A PROTEST THROUGH THE eFILE SYSTEM

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 your homestead, meaning you are receiving a homestead exemption; and,

  • You are protesting the market value and/or you believe your property is not appraised equally when compared with similar properties. 

    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. If you own other properties, you cannot use the eFile system to file a protest on them. It will be necessary for you to 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.  If you did not receive a Notice of Appraised Value, please call our office and the Owner ID and PIN number will be mailed to you if you qualify for eFile.  PIN numbers cannot be provided by telephone.  You must create a user name, password, and security question when you register. 

    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

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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