Due to concerns regarding the current spread of this virus, and in order to protect at-risk employees and employees who have loved ones who are at-risk, we will observe the following until further notice.

The health and safety of our customers and employees is our top priority. While ACAD remains operational for business, our lobby will be closed as of March 20, 2020 until further notice. 

Our phone lines remain open; however, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the quickest way to get help, is to use the resources on our web page. For questions you can email or call us at                                            979-865-9124

Making Tax Payments: 

You may mail your payment or use the drop slot located to the right of the door.  We will mail receipts to those who use the drop slot.  Additionally, you may use our website to make a tax payment or call 1-877-690-3729 reference jurisdiction code 6395 and your property id number.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Austin County Appraisal District


Please note: Property values may not be current as we are undergoing a CAMA system conversion.  If you have value questions, feel free to call the appraisal district office.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

News Release  – Notices of Appraised Value

Austin County Appraisal District is required by Texas Property Tax Code Section 25.19 to deliver a notice of appraised value to property owners if:

  • the appraised value of the property increased by more than $1000 from the preceding year;
  • the appraised value of the property is greater than the value rendered by the property owner;
  • the property was not on the appraisal roll in the preceding year; or
  • an exemption or partial exemption approved in the preceding year was canceled or

The notice indicates the property status as of January 1, 2020. Austin County Appraisal District has not received correspondence from state officials authorizing any deviation from the Texas Property Tax Code regarding matters subject to Section 25.19.

The Austin County Appraisal District is understanding of local health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19.

While our lobby is temporarily closed to visitors, we have adopted processes that will allow property owners to address concerns about their property with the district.

Appraisal district staff members are available to answer questions or address issues via phone or email. You may also mail, fax or file an online protest for any concerns relating to value, exemptions, etc. Online protests are limited to homestead properties at this time. Please attach items such as pictures, closing statements, estimates of repair or other information your feel is relevant. We will consider any evidence the property owner provides.

As of April 2, 2020, there are no provisions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic that alter the requirements of Texas Property Tax Code Section 25.19. We anticipate finalizing the 2020 appraisal information the first part of May. If you have any questions, please contact the Austin County Appraisal District by phone at 979-865-9124, by e-mail at, or by fax at 979-865- 3296.



2020 Notices of Appraised Value will be sent to property owners whose value increased $1000 or more, new property owners, and owners who had an exemption removed. Please feel free to call the Appraisal District if you have any questions.

Business Personal Property Renditions are due by April 15, 2020.

Applications for 1-d-1 (Open-Space) Agricultural Use are due before May 1, 2020

Applications for Residence Homestead Exemptions are due before May 1, 2020

Welcome to Austin County Appraisal District!

It is the mission of the Austin County Appraisal District to discover, list, and appraise all property within the boundaries of the District as accurately as possible in order to estimate a fair and equitable market value.  The District will provide a well-managed office that will serve the public giving the same consideration, information, and assistance to each customer, as well as, provide up-to-date and accurate records to the taxing authorities.

The District will administer the laws under the Texas Property Tax Code and operate under the standards of:

  • The Property Tax Assistance Division of the Texas State Comptroller’s Office
  • The International Association of Assessing Officers
  • The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices

The Austin County Appraisal District presents the information on this web site as a service to the public. We have tried to ensure that the information contained in this electronic document is accurate. The Austin County Appraisal District makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or at other sites to which we link. Assessing accuracy and reliability of information is the responsibility of the user. The Austin County Appraisal District shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for any damages in connection with the use of the information contained herein.

Within this site you will find general information about the District and the ad valorem property tax system in Texas, as well as information regarding specific properties within the district. Austin County Appraisal District is responsible for appraising all real and business personal property within Austin County. The district appraises property according to the Texas Property Tax Code and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP).

Thanks for visiting with us and we hope you’ll find all the information you need right here on the site, but please don’t hesitate to email, call or come by – we’re here to help!



The field appraisers for the Austin County Appraisal District typically inspect properties throughout the county between the months of August and April. The appraisers are Boyd Murphy, Michelle Mitchell, Susan Kiesewetter. They can be identified by their orange vests, which have “Appraisal District” on the back, photo IDs and their registration card from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The Appraisal District vehicles are white with our emblem on each side.

To pay your taxes online: Choose the TAX OFFICE icon, then Online Taxes (under the bluebonnet picture), choose a “search by” option in the Account Search box, enter your information, hit Go, choose the underlined account number, and then select the e-Payment button. Follow the instructions from there.
Please be aware, there is NO CHARGE to file a homestead exemption application with the appraisal district. Homestead applications are available: on this website on the forms page, at the Austin County Appraisal District office located at 906 E. Amelia St. Bellville, TX 77418, or the Texas Comptroller web site at (Enter Homestead Exemption in the search box.). Please contact our office at 979-865-9124 if you have any questions concerning this matter.
Contact Information
906 E. Amelia St.
Bellville, Texas 77418
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chief Appraiser
Greg Cook, RPA