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 


Local taxpayers will soon be receiving a Notices of Appraised Value from the Colorado County Appraisal District. The District is mailing Notices of Appraised Value to all residential/rural and commercial property owners on May 7TH, 2021. Business Personal Property Notices of Appraised Value will be mailed at a later date. The city, county, school district, and other local taxing units will use the appraisal district’s value to set tax rates for the 2021 property taxes.

The notice of appraised value includes instructions on how and when to file a protest, a protest form and the Texas Comptroller’s publication, Property Taxpayer Remedies. Property owners who disagree with the market value of their property, the exemptions or any other action by the appraisal district, have the right to appeal to the Colorado County Appraisal Review Board. The DEADLINE to file a protest this year is June 7th, 2021. Faxed and emailed notice of protests will not be accepted. Late protests will be determined by the postmarked date. Protests’ hearings will begin on June 15th, 2021.

The Texas Comptroller’s publication, Property Taxpayer Remedies explains in detail how to protest your property appraisal, what issues the ARB can consider and what to expect during a protest hearing. The publication also discusses the options of taking your case to district court, the State Office of Administrative Hearings or binding arbitration if you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your ARB hearing.

Property Taxpayer Remedies is available from the Colorado County Appraisal District at 106 Cardinal Lane, Columbus, TX 78934 or you may request one be sent by calling (979) 732-8222. The publication is also available on the Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division’s website at comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/property-tax/.

County-wide there was an estimated 9% increase in Market Value for residential properties. About 5% in market increase and 4% in new improvements. County-wide there was an estimated -1% decrease in industrial market values, and an estimated -36% decrease in oil and gas market values. These market values are subject to change pending the appeals process for 2021.

Appraisal Review Board Guidelines & Hearing Procedures

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.


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)