P.O. Box 149012
Austin, Texas 78714
8314 Cross Park
Austin, Texas 78754
(512) 835-5371 (fax)
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 7:45 AM – 4:45 PM
Travis Central County Appraisal District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas and is responsible for establishing and maintaining accurate property values for all real and business personal property.
The following cities and towns are serviced by the Travis Central Appraisal District:
Anderson Mill, Austin, Barton Creek, Bee Cave, Briarcliff, Creedmoor, Garfield, Hudson Bend, Jollyville, Jonestown, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Lost Creek, Manor, Onion Creek, Pflugerville, Point Venture, Rollingwood, San Leanna, Shady Hollow, Sunset Valley, The Hills, Volente, Webberville, Wells Branch, West Lake Hills, and Windemere. Appraisal districts are assigned the task of locating and accurately valuing all taxable property within the county. Personal property not used for the production of income is not taxable. However, real property, business personal property and mineral interests are taxable unless they are subject to an exemption. For example, real estate owned by the government is typically exempt from taxation.
The Appraisal District is governed by a board of directors appointed by the taxing entities participating in the Appraisal District.
Appraisal District Board of Directors:
Tom Granger (Chairman)
The Appraisal District Board of Directors Role, in the Property Tax System, is to hire the chief appraiser, set the budget, and appoint the appraisal review board members. The board of directors has no authority when it comes to setting the values or any being involved in any of the appraisal methods utilized by the chief appraiser. The chief appraiser?s responsibility is to carry out the appraisal district?s legal duties, hire staff members, property appraisals, and manage the appraisal office.
The Travis Central Appraisal District and the ARB are two different entities. The ARB’s function is to hear and resolve taxpayer protests, determine challenges from the taxing units, make determinations regarding exemptions, and correction motions. The ARB must review and approve the appraisal records after hearing a protest. The appraisal review board has no role in the day-to-day operations of the appraisal district. However, in resolving protests and/or challenges, the ARB can order the Chief appraiser to change a value or correct the records. In resolving the taxpayer protests, the ARB can make changes or set a value to the property in question. After reviewing evidence from the taxpayer and the chief appraiser the ARB will make a decision.