Tarrant Appraisal District


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Our Mission

The Tarrant Appraisal District mission is to provide accurate appraisal of all property in Tarrant County at one hundred percent market value, equally and uniformly. To also perform in a professional, ethical, economical and courteous manner, working to ensure that each taxpayer pays only their fair share of the property tax burden as required by law while providing easy access to every form of assistance we administer.

TAD Responsibilities

TAD is responsible for local property tax appraisal and exemption administration for seventy-three jurisdictions or taxing units in the county. Each taxing unit, such as the county, a city, school district, municipal utility district, etc., sets its own tax rate to generate revenue to pay for such things as police and fire protection, public schools, road and street maintenance, courts, water and sewer systems, and other public services. Property appraisals are determined by the appraisal district and used by the taxing units to calculate and allocate the annual tax burden. TAD also administers and determines eligibility for various types of property tax exemptions that are authorized by state and local governments, such as those for homeowners, the elderly, disabled persons, disabled veterans, and charitable or religious organizations.

Personnel Roles

The Office of the Chief Appraiser is primarily responsible for overall planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, and controlling all district operations. The district is organized into six primary departments: Administration, Support Services, Information Technology, Residential Appraisal, Commercial Appraisal and Business Personal Property Appraisal. A director heads each department. The Administration Department's function is to plan, organize, direct and control the business support functions related to human resources, budget, finance, records management, purchasing, fixed assets, facilities maintenance and mail service.

Three separate appraisal departments are responsible for the valuation of all real and business personal property. The Commercial Department has three work divisions: Commercial Real Property Appraisal including complex commercial appraisal/abatements, Commercial Research and Reporting and Litigation/Arbitration. Business Personal Property Appraisal includes BPP, research, utilities and minerals. The Residential Department includes Residential Appraisal, Residential Research and an Agricultural Land Valuation section.

Core Operating Values

Integrity: We commit to the highest ethical standards demonstrating honesty and integrity, not compromising the truth.

Fairness: We understand that equity or fairness is paramount in the property tax system in Texas. Further, we understand that fairness is one of the pillars of any ethical system. As such we strive to be fair in all we do.

Premium Customer Service We are dedicated to improving our customer's experience with the district by meeting or exceeding customer needs when allowed and honoring commitments we have made to them.

Respect: We treat team members, customers, jurisdictions, and other stakeholders with mutual respect and sensitivity, recognizing the importance of diversity. We respect all individuals and value their contributions.

Accountability: We accept responsibility for our actions and their effect on those we serve. We make and support business decisions through experience and good judgment.

Professionalism: Those we serve have a right and should have an expectation of working with a professional when it comes to the valuation of property and the application of exemptions. We commit to diligently prepare ourselves for certification in our field and to present ourselves as true professionals and examples that dignify our profession every day.

Responsiveness: We strive to answer questions and process applications in a very timely manner, and to be available to help when needed.

Collaboration: We build trusting relationships through open communication and productive teamwork. We promote and support a diverse, yet unified, team. We work together to meet our common goals.

Innovation: We believe in simplifying and improving our processes continuously. We create and embrace change, readily adapting to new situations and encouraging all to be part of solutions.