**Effective September 1, 2017 important deadlines have changed.  The deadline to protest is now May 15 and the deadline to file business personal property renditions is April 1.**



Hurricane Harvey Damage Reporting for Galveston Central Appraisal District


Galveston County — Galveston County homeowners who have any type of property damage from Hurricane Harvey can now report that damage to the Galveston Central Appraisal District via email.

This particular email address was created to allow residential property owners to report flood, tornado or roof damage electronically and will help homeowners, next year when the property is reappraised January 1, by possibly reducing the value because of existing damage or ongoing repair work.

When the homeowner is ready to submit an email, please take photos of the property’s damage, compress(zip) the photo files (max file size 15MB), and please add your property ID, last name and first name in the subject line, ex. Subject: 123456 Smith John.  In the body of the email, please add your contact information including your name, property ID, phone number, home address and please answer two questions, “flood damage?” & “depth of water in home?”.  This will help verify property owner’s identity. 

The new Galveston Central Appraisal District email is harveydamage@galvestoncad.org.  We will be monitoring the email’s inbox for the latest photos sent by property owners.  Once you have sent your email, please be patient as you will receive a confirmation email when the photos have been received.  For detailed instructions on creating this email submission, please visit the Links section, link named “Hurricane Harvey Email Instructions”.

                If you have any questions or concerns, please call us toll free (866) 277-4725 or (409) 935-1980.  Thank you for your patience and we are here to help all property owners through this difficult time.

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Important notification for HOMESTEAD AUDIT

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP Law Firm has been hired by GCAD to conduct a Homestead Audit. They will research exemptions for eligibility, and will be sending out letters directly to homeowners requesting correspondence. If you receive a letter, please contact them directly at the toll free number on the bottom of the letter for assistance.

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Within this site you will find general information about the District and the ad valorem property tax system in Texas, as well as information regarding specific properties within the district.

Thank you for your patience as we are launching a new website.  Many things have changed, - for example: when you search your property using a property number (R123456), please remove the ‘R’ and only use the digits (123456).  We are continuing to update the website, so please contact us or check back later for more updates.  Please email or call us if you have any questions or concerns.

The primary mission of the Galveston Central Appraisal District is to provide the best possible customer service through teamwork, a positive attitude, a well educated and informative staff and through an accountable system which uses technology, positive communication and a helpful manner in order to ensure the taxing jurisdictions, property owners and the public a smooth transition and experience.