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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.

The Colorado County Appraisal District (CCAD) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas and was established and centralized by 1982 for the purpose of discovering and appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes for each taxing unit within the boundaries of the district. The appraisal district is governed by a board of directors elected by the local taxing units. The duties and obligations of appraisal districts are set forth by the Texas Property Tax Code.

The CCAD is responsible for administering the laws of the Texas Property Tax Code and operate under the standards and guidelines of:

                                •             PTAD     — The Property Tax Assistance Division of the Texas State Comptroller’s Office

                                •             IAAO      — The International Association of Assessing Officers

                                •             USPAP  — The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice

The Appraisal Process
Residence Homestead Exemption and Limitation on Appraised Value for Residence Homesteads
Productivity Appraisal Reduces Property Taxes on Farm and Ranches 


2022 Due Dates

   Notices of appraised value for 2022 will be sent to property owners whose value increased $1000 or more, new property owners, and owners who had an exemption removed. Notices will be sent by April 1 or AS SOON THEREAFTER AS PRACTICABLE if the property is a single-family residence that qualifies for an exemption under Property Tax Code Section 11.13, or by May 1 or AS SOON THEREAFTER AS PRACTICABLE in connection with any other property.

  Business Personal Property Renditions statements and property reports must be delivered to the chief appraiser no later than April 15.

  Applications For 1-D-1 (Open-Space) Agricultural Use Are Due Before May 1, 2022. Late 1-D-1 (Open-Space) Agricultural Use applications will be accepted up until appraisal record certification in July, and will incur a late penalty. If the application has not been received before the appraisal records are certified, then the property is not eligible for the agricultural use valuation (“ag exemption”) for tax year 2022. 

  Applications for Residence Homestead Exemptions Are Due Before May 1, 2022.

Appraisal Staff 

The Colorado County Appraisal District’s appraisal staff will be out inspecting properties throughout the County for the 2022 Tax Year from August 2021 through April 2022.

The appraisers are Jane Armontrout, Molly Strunk Janak and Boyd Murphy.

The appraisers may be identified by the appraisal district’s emblem on their vehicles, appraisal district's shirt and/or jacket and their ID cards.

The appraisers’ fieldwork will consist of searching for any new improvements, making measurements of any improvements, checking agricultural practices, checking wildlife management practices, and inspecting for business personal property.

As always, if you have any questions, you may call (979) 732-8222, click the contact us tab or mail your questions to P.O. 10, Columbus, TX 78934.


Colorado County Appraisal District is responsible for the fair market appraisal of properties within each of the following jurisdictions (taxing units):


  • Colorado County Water Control & Improvement District #2 (Garwood Water District)
  • Glidden Fresh Water Supply District #1
  • The Falls Municipal Utility District (Falls MUD)






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