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
Limitation on Appraised Value for Residence Homesteads
Productivity Appraisal Reduces Property Taxes on Farm and Ranches 

Public Notice:

During the months of December and January, the appraisal district experiences an increase in person to person contact with taxpayers coming in to pay property taxes. In an effort to remain open to the public during the ongoing pandemic, the Colorado County Appraisal District is HIGHLY RECOMMENDING taxpayers to please use the drop box, mail, or make your property tax payments online. If you use the drop box or mail, a tax receipt is generated and mailed to you. Starting Dec 1st, the appraisal district is asking those that are still choosing to enter and make an in-person payment to please limit entrance to the building to 5 persons at a time. The appraisal district is also asking that if you must enter, to please wear a mask. During December and January, the Appraisal Department will be closed to public access and the Collection Department will remain open to the public. If you have a question for the appraisal department, please call (979) 732-8222 and press 5 at the prompt, and you will be directed to the corresponding appraiser.
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.


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)