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

Welcome to Wharton County Appraisal District!


Effective 1/1/2018 – The legislature set the rendition file date as April 1st  for properties in counties that 1 or more tax units offered the Freeport Exemption. SECTION (22.23.c.)  Wharton Central Appraisal district was one of these counties.  The Deadline was April 1st for 2018 and 2019.  This created confusion in that there was not a consistent deadline statewide

Effective 1/1/2020- SECTION 22.23.c.  was repealed, which, by default reverted the Rendition Filing deadline back to April 15th  .  The Central Appraisal district would like to apologize for any confusion.  Please ensure your required rendition is postmarked on or before April 15th, or your written extension request is sent by that same date.


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 ***