Welcome to the Hays Central Appraisal District!
There is never a fee associated with filing a homestead exemption application. Contact our office if you have questions.
To provide professional, respectful and courteous service to the public and its entities while producing an accurate, complete and equitable appraisal roll in a timely manner.
Message from the Chief Appraiser
Welcome to the Hays Central Appraisal District Website! We hope that you find the information on these pages useful and informative. Our office develops and administrates the property records and provides appraisal roll services to the taxing jurisdictions located in Hays County. Our main goal is to provide the taxpayer with a courteous and efficient means of handling the administration of their property assessments. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can provide assistance to you.
Property Taxpayer Remedies
The “Property Taxpayer Remedies” is a publication prepared by the Property Tax Division of the Texas Comptroller’s Office. This public information brochure is intended to provide the taxpayer with an overview of the process for determining ad valorem assessments and outlines remedies available to the public regarding their property tax assessments. This brochure is available in different formats from our office. You can view or download the document online, or have a brochure mailed to you by calling our office at 512-268-2522 and requesting a copy of the “Property Taxpayer Remedies”.
For additional general information on property tax administration you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Click on the button below to view links to Hays CAD’s most requested data, reports and Public Information Requests.Data Downloads
Every effort has been made to offer the most current and correct information possible on these pages. The information included on these pages has been compiled by County staff from a variety of sources, and is subject to change without notice. The Central Appraisal District makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, accuracy or adequacy of such information and data. The Central Appraisal District reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice. Original records may differ from the information on these pages. Verification of information on source documents is recommended. By using this application, you assume all risks arising out of or associated with access to these pages, including but not limited to risks of damage to your computer, peripherals, software and data from any virus, software, file or other cause associated with access to this application. The Central Appraisal District shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of any cause relating to use of this application, including but not limited to mistakes, omissions, deletions, errors, or defects in any information contained in these pages, or any failure to receive or delay in receiving information. The Hays Central Appraisal District is a public organization, operated with public funds. Generally, the District’s records are public, and available under laws governing the public’s right to broad access to public information. Hays Central Appraisal District data has been available for purchase for many years and is available in many forms from private sources as well as on other Internet sites. Hays Central Appraisal District records available through its web site contain the same information available to any member of the public at our offices. The data is provided online as a service to the general public and such data may not be selectively removed or withheld by the District.
- Hays Co. Tax Ceiling for Age 65 plus and Disabled Residents
- ONLINE FORMS
- 2017 Texas Property Tax Law Changes
- Property Tax Benefits and Information-2018
- NOTICE OF CHANGE TO OVER-AGE 65 EXEMPTION REPORTING
- HCAD Appraisers in the field inspecting properties beginning in September 2018 through March 2019
- Documents Required with Homestead Exemption Application Revised
- Interactive Map Now Online