TCAD 101: HOW WE WORK

Travis Central Appraisal District is responsible for fairly determining the value of all real and business personal property within Travis County, Texas. The district appraises property according to the Texas Property Tax Code and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP).

VALUE x Tax Rate = Property Tax

  • Value: the worth of a property determined by the TCAD
  • Tax Rate: percentage by which the assessed value of a property is multiplied to determine the tax bill
  • Property Tax: the annual expense homeowners face to provide revenue for local governments’ spending on schools, libraries, parks, police and fire protection, etc.
  • After the VALUE is determined, TCAD’s role in the formula is complete!

PROPERTY SEARCH

Search and view property records by owner name, address or account number.

FORMS

Download the latest forms, exemption applications and general information.

REPORTS & REQUESTS

View reappraisal plan, open bid and proposal requests, adopted budget and other reports.

VIDEOS

View videos to learn about the appraisal district & assist in completing forms or applications.

TAX INFORMATION

View tax rate information and entity information within Travis County.

E-SERVICES

File your homestead application or protest online

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