Our office will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.

COVID-19 NOTICE

Our lobby will be open to the public as of May 4, 2020.  We are restricting services to the lobby. We ask that only one person come in per property owner. We ask that if possible, no children accompany you into the building.  We are asking for you to practice social distancing and to not enter if there are three people in the lobby area. Our team members are working and available, however, with interaction limited to the lobby area only, wait times could increase. We ask that if the situation can be handled with an online form or email that you utilize these services. Our customer service team is available by telephone at 979-865-9124 or email at austincad@gmail.com.

ACAD is still receiving forms, applications, and protest documents. Fillable forms are available online. Documents can be mailed to 906 E Amelia St. Bellville, TX 77418 or submitted to austincad@gmail.org. In some cases, applications can be submitted online using ACAD’s “on line” services.

If you must bring something to the appraisal district, a drop-box is located to the right of the front door. Please include your account number and contact information with the information provided.

Most of the residential and commercial property value notices for 2020 will be mailed the week of May 4th. Business personal property notices should be mailed the week of June 4, if not before.

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 austincad@gmail.com, or by fax at 979-865- 3296.

 

2020 DUE DATES:

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!

 

APPRAISAL STAFF

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 Or 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 www.austincad.org or call 1-877-690-3729 reference jurisdiction code 6395 and your property id number.
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 https://comptroller.texas.gov (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
979-865-9124979-865-3296austincad@gmail.com
906 E. Amelia St.
Bellville, Texas 77418
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chief Appraiser
Greg Cook, RPA