Property Tax Benefits and Information-2018

2018 PROPERTY TAX BENEFITS AND INFORMATION HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS The Texas Legislature and many local government entities have allowed for part of the value of a homestead to be exempt from taxation. If you have a homestead exemption there is no need to re-file unless requested. However, if you have purchased and occupied a different home […]


Notice of House Bill 394 Amendment to Section 25.027 of the Texas Property Tax Code August 24, 2015 Dear Property Owners: House Bill 394 prohibits information in appraisal records from being posted on the Internet if the information indicates the age of a property owner, including information indicating that a property owner is 65 years […]

HCAD Appraisers in the field inspecting properties beginning in March 2018

Hays Central Appraisal District appraisers will be in the field conducting annual inspections beginning in September and continuing through March 2018. All appraisers of the CAD will have the HCAD logo on their vehicle and will have proper identification on them at all times. If you have any questions regarding one of our appraisers, please […]

Documents Required with Homestead Exemption Application Revised

The recent session of the Texas Legislature amended section 11.43 of the Texas Property Tax Code. House Bill 1287 was signed by Governor Rick Perry on June 14, 2013 and revises the documents required to be filed with residence homestead exemption applications. It is effective September 1, 2013. In order to be granted a homestead […]

Warning: Company seeks payment for homestead exemption

The Hays Central Appraisal District is issuing a notice to taxpayers in Hays County to be aware of a letter they could receive from a company that offers to file application for homestead exemption with the Appraisal District for a $55.00 processing fee. Taxpayers can do it for free, Chief Appraiser, David G. Valle said […]