Welcome to Colorado County Appraisal District

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.

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

The Appraisal Process
Residence Homestead Exemption and Limitation on Appraised Value for Residence Homesteads
Productivity Appraisal Reduces Property Taxes on Farm and Ranches 

Colorado County Appraisal District COVID Response Policy

  • Wearing a face mask is recommended.
  • Practice safe distancing.
  • CCAD is limiting 5 people in the lobby at a time and taking safety precautions.

The Colorado County Appraisal District is HIGHLY RECOMMENDING taxpayers to please use the drop box, mail, or make your property tax payments online and try to use electronic means of correspondence as much as possible. If you use the drop box or mail, a tax receipt is generated and mailed to you. 

As always, if you have any questions, you may call (979) 732-8222, click the contact us tab at www.coloradocad.org or mail your questions to P.O. 10, Columbus, TX 78934. Thank you for your patience.

*********2021 DUE DATES**********

  • Business Personal Property Rendition Statements and Property Reports must be delivered no later than April 15, 2021.

PLEASE NOTE: The Business Personal Rendition Statement due date is no later than April 15th, 2021 unless filed for a 30-day extension in writing any time prior to and no later than April 15th, 2021.

The rendition statement MUST BE timely filed at THIS DISTRICT for which for the PROPERTY LISTED IN THE STATEMENT OR REPORT IS TAXABLE in order to avoid a late penalty.

The rendition form will ONLY be accepted via postal mail and email; the Appraisal District WILL NOT accept a faxed rendition. Late Penalties will be determined by Postmark Date of Mailed Rendition.

Emailed renditions may be emailed to: info@coloradocad.org.

  • Applications For 1-D-1 (Open-Space) Agricultural Use Are Due Before May 1, 2021.

  • Applications for Residence Homestead Exemptions Are Due Before May 1, 2021.

  • Notices of Appraised Value for 2021 will be sent by April 1 or AS SOON THEREAFTER AS PRACTICABLE if the property is a single-family residence that qualifies for an exemption under section 11.13, or by May 1 or AS SOON THEREAFTER AS PRACTICABLE in connection with any other property. Notices of Appraised Value for 2021 will be sent to property owners whose value increased $1000 or more, new property owners, and owners who had an exemption removed.

Please feel free to contact the Appraisal District if you have any questions.


The Colorado County Appraisal District’s appraisal staff will be out inspecting properties throughout the County for the 2021 Tax Year from August 2020 through April 2021.

The appraisers’ fieldwork will consist of searching for any new improvements, taking measurements of any improvements, checking agricultural practices, checking wildlife management practices and inspecting for business personal property. 

The appraisers may be identified by the appraisal district’s emblem on their vehicles, appraisal district's shirt and/or jacket and their ID cards. 

You may contact the district at (979) 732-8222 for any questions you may have concerning the appraisal process


Colorado County Appraisal District is responsible for the fair market appraisal of properties within each of the following taxing entities:


  • Colorado County Water Control & Improvement District #2 (Garwood Water District)
  • Glidden Fresh Water Supply District #1
  • The Falls Municipal Utility District (Falls MUD)