In an abundance of caution, we have decided to suspend services to the public inside the Wharton Central Appraisal District office starting Wednesday, March 18.  While this was a difficult decision to make, we feel this is in the best interest of property owners and our team.  

During this time, we want to continue to serve you as best as we can. Employees will still be working, so we encourage you to utilize our phone, email or fax communications.  The best way to submit questions or requests online is through the Contact Us or Staff Members contact under the organization tab.  We will respond as promptly as possible. If you need to file a form, you may use the fillable forms online and mail them to us at 308 E Milam St., Wharton, TX  77488  

We appreciate your patience during this time.  Please continue to monitor our website for updates

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The Central Appraisal District will not be able to do the informal review process regarding your proposed value for 2020.  Staff will review FILED protests to try and answer questions.  The staff may be at half staff on a rotating basis so it may be difficult to reach an appraiser by calling in.

 The timely filed protest ensures your right to be heard.  Currently there is not a schedule or hearing procedure at this time for the Appraisal Review Board.  The ARB will determine how to conduct hearings with guidance from the state at a later time should there remain a distancing order in place.  You will get a separate notice of your hearing date and time, along with information on how the hearings will be conducted. The law currently allows for telephone hearings or written affidavit hearings.

 If you received a Notice of Value, the PIN number at the bottom may be used to file an Online Protest for THAT account-Go to ONLINE PROTEST tab above.

 If you did not receive a Notice of Value, you may review your value in Property Search above.  If you choose to protest that value, under the FORMS tab, near the bottom is a Notice of Protest that can be mailed in or dropped off at 308 E Milam, Wharton, TX 77488

Remember, value is as JANUARY 1, by law.  More information to the right under “Latest News”.

Commercial, Business Personal Property, Utility, Industrial and Mineral notices will be mailed the end of May with another 30-day deadline to protest, if values are currently displayed they may not be finalized and continue to be a work in progress.





Central Appraisal District of Wharton County presents the information on this web site as a service to the public. We have tried to ensure that the information contained in this electronic document is accurate. Central Appraisal District of Wharton County makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or at other sites to which we link. Assessing accuracy and reliability of information is the responsibility of the user. Central Appraisal District of Wharton County shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for any damages in connection with the use of the information contained herein.

Mission Statement:

Wharton County Central Appraisal District (WCAD) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas.  The Appraisal District’s primary responsibility is to develop an annual appraisal roll, by establishing and maintaining market value appraisals for all real and business personal property, for use by the 22 local taxing units in imposing ad valorem taxes on property in the county.  The Texas Property Tax Code is the primary source of law and guidance for the Texas property tax system.

*** Wharton CAD has elected NOT to accept BPP Renditions by Email. Late Penalties will be determined by Postmark Date of Mailed Rendition. You may copy to email address and/or send backup data to email, but email date will not satisfy deadline requirement.  The CAD does not have staff to monitor and respond to email, or print your rendition. ***

*** ATTENTION: OVER 65 EXEMPTIONS H.B. 394 Amends the Tax Code to include information that indicates the age of a property owner, including information indicating that a property owner is 65 years of age or older, among the information in property tax appraisal records that is prohibited from being posted on the Internet. The bill requires the Chief Appraiser for each appraisal district to ensure that any information indicating the age of a property owner that is posted on a website controlled by the appraisal district is removed from the website not later than the bill’s effective date. EFFECTIVED DATE: September 1, 2015 ***