San Jacinto County Appraisal District

 

*San Jacinto County Appraisal District is Mailing Homestead Exemption Confirmations Letters*

 

The San Jacinto County Appraisal District will be mailing a confirmation letter to some homeowners currently on file with a homestead exemption.

Homeowners should receive a letter in their mailbox verifying they have a homestead exemption on their property. This is an annual mailing by SJCAD to homeowners confirming their homeowner exemption is in place.  An exemption excludes all or part of a property from taxation, so homeowners with an exemption are eligible for the tax break that exemption provides. 

Homeowners do not need to do anything if the type of homestead exemption listed on the letter is correct. SJCAD will automatically renew their homestead exemption unless the property owner informs the District differently.  Exemptions include Residence Homestead, Over-65, Disabled Person Exemptions and Disabled Veteran Exemptions. 

If the letter is returned, the District will cancel the homestead exemption and send the owner a letter asking them to reapply by certified mail if we believe they are still entitled to the exemption.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for homeowners to get the exemptions they are entitled to. If all the information on the letter is correct, the homeowner does not have to do anything. However, if one if you have sold the home or established a different primary residence, you will need to contact us, so we can cancel the exemption.

A change in ownership also includes the death of an owner or the transfer of ownership through divorce proceedings. If either event has occurred during the year, the survivor or new owner should contact the appraisal district. Not reporting changes could mean substantial tax penalty liabilities.

Homeowners who have recently turned 65 or have qualified for disability under Social Security should also contact the appraisal district and apply for the additional exemption available to over-65 or totally disabled individuals.

For more information on homestead exemptions, over-65 exemptions, disabled person exemptions and disabled veteran exemption, call the district office at 936-653-1450 or you can find exemption information and applications under the Forms tab on the top tool bar.

 

 

The duties of the appraisal district include:

  • The determination of market value of taxable property
  • The administration of exemptions and special valuations authorized by the local entities and the State of Texas
  • Tax rates and ultimately the amount of taxes levied on property are determined by governing bodies of each of the taxing authorities

 

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This website is provided to assist you in learning more about our agency and how it can serve you. It is our goal to provide you with an understanding of how and why we operate as we do and how you can resolve any issue that may arise. We also hope that our users will find our website a source of useful information.

At this site you will find a great deal of information about property located in the SJCAD. We have attempted to make it as user-friendly as possible. However, if you know a few things about a property for which you are seeking information, you can expedite the search process. Account number is always the best tool to use when searching a file. You can find your account number on a tax statement you may have received from one of the entities taxing your property or on any Notice of Appraised Value that you may have received from our agency. If you do not have the account number, knowing the owner’s name or correct address will usually suffice in locating a property.

In addition to property appraisal information, you will also find pages that inform you about your taxpayer rights, exemptions, how to negotiate a value or exemption matter, important dates and other information. Located on our site are links to other local, state and national government sites.

Persons interested in employment with the SJCAD can find a list of open positions and information about our agency. Those seeking telephone numbers, mailing address and staff information can also find this data on our site.

We hope that you find our website both easy to use and informative. We will continue to improve it and solicit your input concerning how this might best be achieved.

The San Jacinto County Appraisal District is responsible for the fair market appraisal of properties within the county's boundaries.  Additional responsibilities include change of address and public information requests.