The appraisal district lobby is currently closed to the public. The office has minimal staff on hand in an effort to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.   Most 2020 Notices of Appraised Value were mailed on April 8, 2020. Hays CAD is required to appraise property as of January 1 each year.  As of January […]


  PRESS RELEASE-HAYS CAD 2020 RENDITION EXTENSION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hays Central Appraisal District (Hays CAD) has closed the building to public access until further notice. Hays CAD is working with minimal staff in the office in compliance with orders from state and local government authorities amid concerns about COVID-19. Send questions via email to […]

HB 1313 Disable Person Surviving Spouse

Section 11.26 HB 1313 amends subsection (i) to modify the provision that a surviving spouse of an individual who qualifies for an exemption provided by Tax Code Section 11.13(c), relating to residence homestead exemptions for those individuals who are 65 years of age or older or disabled, is entitled to the school district tax limitation […]

Request for Electronic Communications-Sec 1.086

Sec. 1.086. Delivery of Certain Notices by E-Mail. [Effective January 1, 2020] On the written request of the owner of a residential property that is occupied by the owner as the owner’s principal residence, the chief appraiser of the appraisal district in which the property is located shall send each notice required by this title […]

Hays Co. Tax Ceiling for Age 65 plus and Disabled Residents

Hays County Tax Ceiling for Age 65-plus and Disabled Residents In 2016, the Hays County Commissioners Court adopted a tax limitation on homesteads of taxpayers who are disabled or age 65 or older.  Taxpayers who have already applied and been approved for the Over Age 65 or Disabled Person exemption, do not have to apply […]

Property Tax Benefits and Information

PROPERTY TAX BENEFITS AND INFORMATION A wide range of updated property tax information is available to assist property owners. It’s important for property owners to know their rights concerning property tax law. You can contact the Hays Central Appraisal District at [email protected] or (512) 268-2522. HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS A homestead is generally defined as the home […]