We are currently accepting applications to add members to our Appraisal Review Board.  Please click this link and once complete, send the application to gcad@galvestoncad.org with ATTN: Taxpayer Liaison.

The deadline for the application submission is Nov. 30th, 2022.



Changes to the website will be made over the next few months.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at (409) 935-1980 or send us a message through the 'Contact Us' tab above.  Thank you for your patience.



To receive electronic communications from the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) you must register with our online portal and you must accept all communication agreements.  This includes text reminders and Notice of Hearing letters sent by the ARB.  Please refer to the Online Portal Procedures sent to you with your Notice of Appraised Value or on our website under FORMS > Forms – Appraisal Review Board.


**Homestead Exemption Update**

As of Jan. 1, a change in state law allows for property owners to claim a homestead exemption as of the date they own and live on a property instead of waiting until the new year to be eligible.


Don’t be fooled by this Homestead Scam!!

Galveston Central Appraisal District is currently being contacted by home owners who have received letters in the mail from solicitors offering to file their homestead application for a fee. Please be aware, there is NO CHARGE to file a homestead exemption application with the appraisal district. Homestead applications are available: On this website, at the Galveston Central Appraisal District office located at: 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Ste. A, Texas City, Texas 77591, or the Texas Comptroller website at https://comptroller.texas.gov (Enter Homestead Exemption in the search box). Please contact our office at (409)935-1980 if you have any questions concerning this matter.



Video: A Brief Overview of the Appraisal Process



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Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Galveston Central Appraisal District is to provide the best possible customer service through teamwork, a positive attitude, a well educated and informative staff and through an accountable system which uses technology, positive communication and a helpful manner in order to ensure the taxing jurisdictions, property owners and the public a smooth transition and experience.


Within this site you will find general information about the District and the ad valorem property tax system in Texas, as well as information regarding specific properties within the district.  We are continuing to update the website, so please contact us or check back later for more updates.  Please email or call us if you have any questions or concerns.