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Temporary Property Damage by Disaster


The Caldwell County Appraisal District (CCAD) wants property owners to know that they may be eligible for a temporary disaster-related exemption to help lower their property taxes if their property was damaged during the recent winter storms.

According to CCAD Chief Appraiser Shanna Ramzinski, “Property owners who suffered damage as a result of the winter storms may be eligible for a temporary break on their 2021 property taxes.”

Tax Code Section 11.35 allows for a chief appraiser to determine if a property qualifies for a temporary exemption based on a damage assessment rating of Level I, II, III, or IV. In order to qualify, a property must have suffered damage that totals a minimum of 15% of the property’s improvement value. The amount of the exemption is determined by multiplying the property value, after applying the assessment rating, to a fraction comprised of the days remaining in the tax year after the governor has declared a disaster divided by 365.

The temporary exemption lasts until the property is reappraised.

"Caldwell County property owners will spend the next few months rebuilding their homes and businesses. This temporary exemption can offer some property tax relief during this difficult time.”

The deadline to apply for a temporary exemption related to the winter storms is May 28, 2021.
Property owners must complete an application and submit it to CCAD by mail, office drop box (211 Bufkin Lane, Lockhart), or online.


Download Disaster Form Here

Important Notice Information and News

2022 Appraisal Notices have been mailed April 29, 2022 for most properties.
Protest Deadline is May 31, 2022.

Remember to turn in your Homestead applications.

The 2022 Appraisal Values were certified as of July 18, 2022.

You may apply for the 2023 Tax Year for AG applications.
 Please see new requirements.

Processing of Deeds for Ownership changes are currently as of recorded date JANUARY 31, 2023.

All property splits & subdivision created after April 1, 2023 will be split for 2024 tax year.
These splits and new accounts will not create a 2023 tax bill.


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