Residential and Rural Land will be mailed April 21, 2021 with a deadline to Protest of May 21, 2021.

All other Commercial, Industrial, Personal Property, Mineral and Utility are targeted to mail May 26, 2021 with a protest deadline of June 25, 2021.

Please refer to the top right of your notice.  You receive a Notice of Value if you are a new owner, a new account, your value has increased, exemptions changed or you rendered.  Not all properties will receive Notice.

There are no taxes generated.  The tax units will not adopt the tax rates until September, so the estimate on your notice does not indicate taxes.  The tax units have increase limitations in adopting tax rates.

REMEMBER, value can be protested, taxes cannot because there are no taxes and the appraisal district is not responsible for nor generate taxes.  Check the 2nd to the last column at the top.  Protests will be on the Market Value.  If Market Value did not change, but the last taxable column did, that means you had a homestead cap and did not pay on full value in the previous year and the taxable value will continue to roll up 10% a year until you reach the appraised market value.



The lobby of the appraisal district is open, but the appraiser offices and back section are not open to the public.  Therefore, this year, you will be unable to sit with an appraiser. You may wish to call, but there are only two lines and it will be difficult to get through.  Appraisers will be working with property owners from their protest forms.

Please file your protest, include email and/or phone number.  This ensures you will get a hearing, and an appraiser will reach out to you for an explanation and/or any evidence you may have.  You may file ONLINE, by regular mail or drop your protest off, but not by email.  You may choose to also include any photos, recent appraisals or closing documents in an envelope with your protest for an appraiser to review.  Contact information for staff is on this website, under Organization Tab, Staff members.

You are encouraged to review public sales information on the internet or with a local realtor.  Look at what properties HAVE sold for and what they are ASKING for properties.  The Values by the appraisal district FOLLOW what the sales and market has ALREADY done.  Sales data used was 10/2019  to 1/2021

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The CAD lobby is now open.  Please wear a mask.  One door is for entrance only and the other side is for exit only.  There are three stations inside spaced out properly for waiting.  Please continue to practice distancing and wait for a station to open up.  As always, you may choose to use the emails on the Organization tab, telephone or fax as well. 

Thank you for your patience this season and stay safe.

Welcome to Wharton Central Appraisal District!

The 2020 Appraisal Records are approved and certified.


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 ***