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|Jefferson County Appraisal District|
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.
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:
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
2013 VALUE NOTICES AND NEW PROTEST PROCEDURES
The 2013 Notices of Appraised Value will be sent on Monday, April 29, 2013, 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 22 - 31, 2013.
The District was scheduled to mail out Notices of Appraised Value to all property owners in 2013; however, due to the conversion to a new computer system, we will be mailing notices only if the value changed (increase must be over $200), the ownership changed, or the property was rendered. If you do not receive a Notice of Appraised Value, your value either did not change or the increase was not over $200.
Beginning in 2013, 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. 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 May 31, 2013 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.
The Texas Legislature recently passed new legislation affecting all homestead exemption applications filed after August 31, 2011. If you are applying for a general, over-65, disability, over-55 surviving spouse, or the 100% disabled veteran exemption, you will need to file additional documentation with your homestead application. To read the new requirements, please CLICK HERE
2013 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.
YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO FILE A PROTEST THROUGH THE EFILE SYSTEM ON THE PROPERTY CONTAINED IN THIS NOTICE.