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


Important Notice


Due to concerns regarding the current spread of this virus, and in the best interest of public health, the Colorado County Appraisal District will observe the following:

The Colorado County Appraisal District WILL BE CLOSED TO PUBLIC ACCESS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The office will remain fully staffed and operational on the inside from 8:00 to 5:00, in order to answer calls, emails, faxes and continue to receive postal mail.

The public is encouraged to use phone, email and fax as a form of communication. 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.

To make a property tax payment, taxpayers are encouraged to use the drop slot to the right of the entrance. Taxpayers may also mail in payments, as the district uses the postmark date for deadline criterion. Taxpayers may also make payments via this website under PAY TAXES ONLINE HERE on the right column. If mailing in payment or using the drop slot, you will receive a tax receipt in the mail.

The State has NOT currently extended any deadlines for Appraisal Districts in Texas. Please adhere to the current deadlines for ALL appraisal district applications and/or required forms that are becoming due. You may use the drop slot to return applications and/or forms by the deadlines or please have them postmarked by the deadline date. Please visit our website for deadline information. If you do not have internet access, please call the appraisal district for information.

The Colorado County Appraisal District will give notice if there have been any changes.

Again, the health and safety of the taxpayers of this County and employees of the district and their families is our top priority. This district, like many others are doing at this time, will continue to monitor the COVID-19 information daily.

Thank you for your cooperation, and please take heed to recommendations by public health officials.

Ph: (979) 732-8222                                   Email: coloradocountycad@sbcglobal.net

Fax: (979) 733-0390                                 Website: www.coloradocad.org

                                 or (979) 732-6485


**********2020 DUE DATES**********
Business Personal Property Rendition Statements and Property Reports must be delivered no later than April 15, 2020.  PLEASE NOTE:  The Business Personal Rendition Statement due date is no later than April 15th, 2020 unless filed for a 30-day extension in writing any time prior to and no later than April 15th, 2020.  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; the Appraisal District WILL NOT accept a faxed or emailed rendition.  Late Penalties will be determined by Postmark Date of Mailed Rendition.
Applications For 1-D-1 (Open-Space) Agricultural Use Are Due Before May 1, 2020.
Applications for Residence Homestead Exemptions Are Due Before May 1, 2020.
Notices of Appraised Value for 2020 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 2020 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.

NOTE: The Colorado County Appraisal District’s appraisal staff will be out inspecting properties throughout the County for the 2020 Tax Year from August 2019 through April 2020. 

The appraisers’ fieldwork will consist of searching for any new improvements, making 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, and their Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation registration ID. 

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)