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Notice of Appraised Value
Galveston Central Appraisal District mailed out 131,000 plus notices on April 22, 2020 .
CAD’s in Texas operate under the Mass Appraisal System:
The process of valuing a universe of properties as of a given date and using common data, standardized methods, and statistical testing
The CAD (County) is one universe which has many universes inside it; the CAD breaks it down by school and further more by neighborhood.
Pursuant to Texas Property Tax Code §23.01 the Central Appraisal Districts in Texas are required to value property at 100% of market value.
The common data that is used are sales that take place in your county, school and neighborhoods; these sales are collected throughout the prior year and are used to measure the level of appraisal for the current year. Some other common data used are income and expenses as well as the cost data.
Here at Galveston Central Appraisal District we collect the sales, income, expense and cost information from the prior year, run in-house ratio studies by school districts and the neighborhoods to measure a level of appraisal and make the adjustments to bring the level to 100% of market value.
This is mass appraisal; not a fee appraisal that would have been done prior to buying your property. So it does not focus on one property, but is valuing many properties with one set of data. This is why it is important to have all the information about your property when dealing with your protests. It is important for property owners to collect sales, incoming expenses, cost information in your area, neighborhood conditions, size, year built, and location as any of this information you can gather will help with determining the value of your property.
Due to the health and safety of our staff and to the public we strongly encourage everyone to use our Online Protest Portal, Email or contact our office by phone.
Our office hours are 8am to 5pm Monday – Friday
Office # (409) 935-1980
Does COVID-19 Effect the January 1, 2020 Valuation Date?
Pursuant to Texas Property Tax Code §23.01(a), the Appraisal Notice represents your property value as of January 01, 2020.
Any impact on values caused by the current health crisis will be reflected in the 2021 property valuations.
There are currently no provisions in the tax code to allow for reduced values for 2020 based on an event such as the current health crisis.
Chief Appraiser of the Galveston Central Appraisal District
9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Ste. A
Texas City, TX 77591
(409) 935-1980 Ext. 406
In an abundance of caution, we have decided to suspend services to the public inside the Galveston Central Appraisal District office starting Wednesday, March 18. While this was a difficult decision to make, we feel this is in the best interest of property owners and our team.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. The district would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the quickest way to get help is to use the resources on this website for questions you may have. Please continue to monitor our website for updates.
Notices of Appraised Value for 2020 will be sent by April 22nd for residential and commercial property. The protest deadline will stay the same. State law sets the protest deadline as May 15 or 30 days after your value notice is mailed. Your protest deadline is listed in bold type on your value notice.
Pursuant to Texas Property Tax Code §23.01(a), the Appraisal Notice represents your property value as of January 1, 2020. Any impact on values caused by the current health crisis will be reflected in the 2021 property valuations. There are currently no provisions in the tax code to allow for reduced values for 2020 based on an event such as the current health crisis.
Please see below as the following deadlines have changed:
- The deadline to file business personal property renditions has been extended to May 15th.
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.
Thank you for your patience as we are launching a new website. Many things have changed, - for example: when you search your property using a property number (R123456), please remove the ‘R’ and only use the digits (123456). 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.