New for 2020-2021

Heir Property Community Guide Brochures, click below for more information :

    English Version

    Spanish Version


Temporary Disaster Exemption

Click the heading above for the form and it is also available under the Forms tab.


Don’t be fooled by this Homestead Scam!!

***Special Announcement*** 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 (Enter Homestead Exemption in the search box). Please contact our office at (409)935-1980 if you have any questions concerning this matter.


Helpful Hint: If you have not received your confirmation email, please check your junk or spam mail to be sure the email has not been filtered out by your email provider. It may be beneficial to add to your address book to prevent further delays.

Click the available form below to file online:

Homestead Application 

Business Personal Property Rendition








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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.

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.