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Who adopts the tax rates?

The governing body of each taxing unit determines their tax rate for each year. The Appraisal District does not recommend, determine, or adopt tax rates. Please contact the appropriate taxing unit for questions or concerns related to their tax rate.

What are the Appraisal District’s primary duties?

The Appraisal District’s primary duties include placing all taxable property on the appraisal roll, appraising all properties at market value, approval or denial of exemption applications, approval or denial of agricultural use appraisal applications and processing agricultural use rollbacks for change of use.

What is the appraised value based on?

Section 1.04 of the Texas Property Tax Code requires the Appraisal District to appraise all properties at MARKET VALUE. The tax code defines market value as the price at which a property would transfer under prevailing market conditions on January 1, considering the seller has a reasonable time to find a purchaser, and both are knowledgeable of the possible uses of the property and neither are in a position to take advantage of the other.

What must I do to qualify for a general homestead exemption?

To qualify for the general homestead exemption you must: Own the home on January 1; Occupy the home as your principal residence on January 1; AND file an exemption application with the Appraisal District Applications are available on our website or by mail.