In an effort to determine the areas of Jefferson County that had flood damage from Hurricane Harvey, our office is requesting anybody who had rising water in their home or business to report the location and amount of rising water. This information will be used only to determine the areas that flooded; not the amount of damage to your structure. Damage estimates will be requested from all property owners with remaining damages as of January 1, 2018 later this year.
To report the amount of rising water in your structure, CLICK HERE.
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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.
The Recent Flooding from Hurricane Harvey and How It Will Affect Property Values
Many property owners in Jefferson County have been affected by the flood damage from Hurricane Harvey. Our office appraised your property for the 2017 tax year based on its condition as of January 1, 2017; however, we will work closely with property owners to assess any remaining damages as of January 1, 2018 for the 2018 tax year. Any damages that remain as of that date will affect your property value for the entire year of 2018.
In order for us to help you deal with the damage to your property, it will be important for you to document any remaining, unrepaired or un-replaced damage to it as of January 1, 2018. The amount of rising water your property experienced, pictures of the property as close as possible to January 1, 2018, dates when your business was closed or your home unoccupied, estimates to repair or replace supplied to you by contractors, and any invoices for repairs made will be especially helpful. Please bring any documentation of damages to our office between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2018, in order for the market value of your property to reflect those damages on your 2018 Notice of Appraised Value.
It is important that we receive such information from you because our appraisers will not have access to the interior of your home and property and damages may not be apparent from the exterior, from the street, or from the air.
Please be assured that we will, however, continue to work with you regarding damage to your property until the protest deadline for 2018.
Las Recientes Inundaciones del Huracán Harvey y Cómo Afectará los Valores de la Propiedad
Muchos dueños de propiedades en el condado de Jefferson se han visto afectados por los daños causados por el huracán Harvey. Nuestra oficina evaluó su propiedad para el año fiscal 2017 basado en su condición a partir del 1 de Enero de 2017; sin embargo, trabajaremos cercanamente en colaboración con los propietarios para evaluar cualquier daño restante a partir del 1 de Enero de 2018 para el año fiscal 2018. Cualquier daño que permanezca a esa fecha afectará el valor de su propiedad durante todo el año de 2018.
Para que podamos ayudarle a entender los daños a su propiedad, será importante que usted documente cualquier daño restante, no reparado o no reemplazado a partir del 1 de Enero de 2018. La cantidad de agua ascendente que su propiedad experimentó, imágenes de la propiedad lo más cerca posible del 1 de Enero de 2018, fecha en que su negocio fue cerrado o su casa desocupada, estimaciones para reparar o reemplazar dado por los contratistas, y cualquier factura para las reparaciones hechas serán especialmente útiles. Por favor traiga cualquier documentación de daños y perjuicios a nuestra oficina entre el 1 de Enero de 2018 y el 28 de Febrero de 2018, para que el valor de mercado de su propiedad refleje esos daños en su Aviso de Valor del 2018.
Es importante que recibamos dicha información de usted porque nuestros evaluadores no tendrán acceso al interior de su hogar y propiedad y los daños pueden no ser evidentes desde el exterior, desde la calle o desde el aire.
Tenga la seguridad de que, sin embargo, continuaremos trabajando con usted en relación con el daño a su propiedad hasta la fecha límite de protestas para 2018.
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!