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Welcome to the Jackson Central Appraisal District website. We are pleased to offer our customers a comprehensive source of information on property taxes in a convenient on-line basis. In our website, you will find general information about the appraisal district and the property tax system as well as information regarding specific properties within the appraisal district. The website is part of our overall effort to provide prompt, courteous service to our customers in the most efficient manner possible. In addition to the website, we have an experienced and knowledgeable staff available to assist you in property tax matters. We encourage you to use all of the resources of the appraisal district and look forward to serving your needs in the future.

News and Information

Our office will be open Tuesday July 9th but all scheduled hearings for July 9th will be postponed we will reach out with new dates and times as soon as possible.

2023 Value Increase Press Release


Starting January 1, 2022, state law allows property owners to claim a pro-rated general residence homestead exemption on a property that becomes their principal residence at any point in the year. Previously, property owners could only claim this exemption if they owned and lived in the home as of January 1. To qualify for a pro-rated homestead exemption:

  • The property owner must own and live in the home. 
  • A property owner must use the property as their principal residence. 
  • The property must have been purchased on or after January 1, 2022. 
  • Property purchased prior to January 1, 2022 are not eligible. Property owners who purchased their homes prior to that date must still meet the January 1 standard to be eligible for an exemption in tax years prior to 2022. 
  • The property cannot already have a general residence homestead exemption for the year. 
  • If the previous owner has already claimed the general residence homestead exemption for the year on the property, the new owner will not be able to claim the exemption that year. 
    • Example: Beth has a general residence homestead exemption on her home. In February 2022, she sells her home to Mary. Mary files for a pro-rated homestead exemption but is denied and told she will not be eligible for that exemption until 2023. The 2022 property tax bill will still be calculated using Beth's exemption status so Mary will still benefit from a lower tax bill. She can apply for her own exemption on the property in 2023. 
  • The property owner cannot already be claiming a general residence homestead exemption for the year on another property. 
  • State law does not allow a property owner to claim a homestead exemption on more than one property in a tax 
    year. State law also does not allow property owners to transfer general residence homestead exemptions to another property. (Over 65 and disabled persons exemptions can be transferred.) 
    • Example: Bob owns his home and claims a general residence homestead exemption. In March 2022, he buys and moves into a new home. He files for a pro-rated homestead exemption but is denied and told he will not be eligible for that exemption on his new home until 2023. The 2022 property tax bill for his original home will still be calculated using his exemption status and benefit from a lower tax bill. He can apply for an exemption on his new home in 2023. 

For more information contact the Jackson Central Appraisal District 361-782-7115.

April 15th is now the filing deadline for renditions in Jackson County
Online Homestead Exemption


House Bill 394

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.

EFFECTIVE DATE - September 1, 2015.

Amendment to Tax Code Chapter 25 Section 25.027

Sec. 25.027. INFORMATION REGARDING CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. (a) Information in appraisal records may not be posted on the Internet if the information is a photograph, sketch, or floor plan of an improvement to real property that is designed primarily for use as a human residence.

(b) This section does not apply to an aerial photograph that depicts five or more separately owned buildings.

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 29 (S.B. 541), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.

Appraisal Capitalization Rate for Low Income Housing

Pursuant to Sec. 11.1825(r) of the Texas Property Tax Code, the Jackson Central Appraisal District of Jackson County gives public notice of the capitalization rate to be used for tax year 2024 to value properties receiving exemptions under this section. Rent restricted properties vary widely. These variations can have an affect on the valuation of the property. A basic capitalization rate of 8% to 10% will be used to value these properties; although adjustments may be made based on the individual property characteristics and the information provided to the chief appraiser as required under Sections 11.182 (d) and (g), Property Tax Code.

Posted on this 17th day of January 2024. 



Age 65 Or Older Or Disabled
Homeowners who are age 65 or older or disabled may defer or postpone paying property taxes on their home as long as they own and live in it. A tax deferral, however, only postpones the tax liability. It does not cancel it. Past taxes, penalty and interest become due 181 days after the subject property no longer qualifies as a homestead. To postpone your tax payments, you must file a tax deferral affidavit with the Jackson Central Appraisal District located at 
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Our Mission Statement
The Mission Statement of the Jackson Central Appraisal District is to provide excellent quality appraisal  services in a fair and efficient manner that is cost effective.
Contact Us
Jackson Central Appraisal District
404 North Allen Street,
Edna TX 77957
(361) 782-7115
(361) 782-0369

Hours of Operation
M 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
W 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Important Dates

April 15
Rendition statements on all personal property accounts must be filed.

April 30
Last day to file an exemption application.

May 17
Last day to file a protest.


June 3
Hearings begin.

July 25
The Chief Appraiser certifies the appraisal roll to the taxing units.

August 20*
Board of Director’s annual budget meeting.  Link to Hearing Notice
*Subject to change.


2023-2024 Holidays

Veterans Day – November 10, 2023

Thanksgiving – November 23-24, 2023

Christmas – December 25-26, 2023

New Years – January 1, 2024

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 15, 2024

President’s Day – February 19, 2024

Good Friday – March 29, 2024

Memorial Day – May 27, 2024

Independence Day – July 4-5, 2024

Labor Day – September 2, 2024



Every effort has been made to offer the most current and correct information possible on these pages. The information included on these pages has been compiled by County staff from a variety of sources, and is subject to change without notice. The Jackson Central Appraisal District makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, accuracy or adequacy of such information and data. The Jackson Central Appraisal District reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice. Original records may differ from the information on these pages. Verification of information on source documents is recommended. By using this application, you assume all risks arising out of or associated with access to these pages, including but not limited to risks of damage to your computer, peripherals, software and data from any virus, software, file or other cause associated with access to this application. The Jackson Central Appraisal District shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of any cause relating to use of this application, including but not limited to mistakes, omissions, deletions, errors, or defects in any information contained in these pages, or any failure to receive or delay in receiving information.