Welcome to the Hays Central Appraisal District
Homestead Designation is not the same as a Homestead Exemption. There is no cost or fee associated with filing a residential homestead exemption application with any appraisal district. You can file online by clicking Online Forms at the top of this page or by accessing an application under the Forms tab and submitting to our office. Please contact us if you have questions about homestead.
Mission Statement: 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 staff from a variety of sources, and is subject to change without notice. The Hays Central Appraisal District provides this information “as is” without warranty of any kind. This data could include typographical errors or other inaccuracies. The District is not responsible for any errors or omissions.
- Deadline Extended for 2020 ARB POSITIONS
- HB 1313 Disable Person Surviving Spouse
- The Hays County Appraisal Review Board is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 term
- ONLINE EXEMPTION FORMS
- Hays Co. Tax Ceiling for Age 65 plus and Disabled Residents
- ONLINE FORMS
- 2017 Texas Property Tax Law Changes
- 2019 Property Tax Benefits and Information