Welcome to Brown County Appraisal District!
BROWN COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT HAS CONTINUED TO MONITOR THE COVID-19 PREPARATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS. AS SUCH, WE HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO CLOSE OUR LOBBY, EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020.
HOWEVER, IF YOU NEED TO CONDUCT BUSINESS, PERSONNEL WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU BY CALLING OUR OFFICE AT 325-643-5676 OR BY EMAILING APPRAISAL@BROWN-CAD.ORG DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS.
AS A REMINDER, MAPS AND OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.BROWN-CAD.ORG. PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE AT THIS WEBSITE, BY CALLING THE NUMBER ABOVE, OR USING OUR DROP BOX. ALL RECEIPTS WILL BE MAILED OR EMAILED PER YOUR REQUEST.
WE FEEL CONFIDENT THAT THE PRECAUTIONS THAT WE PUT INTO PLACE WILL BE RESPONSIVE TO THE PUBLIC. IF YOU HAVE AN URGENT MATTER AND DO NOT FEEL LIKE WE HAVE PROMPTLY RESPONDED, PLEASE CALL 325-643-5676 EXT 104.
Please follow this link for the latest information on COVID-19.
If you have a received a mailing offering to file your homestead or other application for a fee, please be reminded that those services are free here at the office. If you receive such a letter, please call so we may assist you.
If you are looking to pay your taxes online, please click “Online Services” and select “Property Search”. Once you have located your property, the “Pay Taxes” button is at the top left of the page.
Our office is currently in the process of appraising property. Our appraisers will be in marked vehicles and will be wearing either a black or orange vest. They will also have appraisal district identification.
Our mission is to serve the citizens and taxing units of Brown County through the lawful, fair, and equitable appraisal of property resulting in an accurate and complete appraisal roll whereby efficient assessment and collection services will be performed on behalf of participating taxing units in a professional and courteous manner.
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.
Our offices are located at 403 Fisk at the corner of Anderson in downtown Brownwood. Office hours are from 8:00 to 4:30, Monday through Friday. We observe each of the following holidays: New Year’s Day, MLK Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day (together with the day before or the day after), Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day (Thurs. & Fri.), Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
BCAD is responsible for the fair market appraisal of properties within each of the following taxing entities:
|Bangs ISD||City of Bangs|
|Blanket ISD||City of Blanket|
|Brookesmith ISD||City of Brownwood|
|Brownwood ISD||City of Early|
|Early ISD||Brown County|
|Zephyr ISD||Brown County Road & Flood|
|McKibben, Brett||Chief Appraiserfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brown, Ronald||Deputy Chief Appraiseremail@example.com|
|Bush, Eva||Director of Appraisalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Martin, Bridget||Staff Appraiseremail@example.com|
|Jackson, Brent||Staff Appraiserfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Norman, Kathy||Appraisal Technicianemail@example.com|
|Keeney, Raimie||Staff Appraiser – BPPfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Castillo, Natalie||Director of Collectionsemail@example.com|
|Bible, Tohmi||Staff Appraiserfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Walker, Sarah||Staff Appraiseremail@example.com|
|Martin, Niki||Office Manager, Deed Technicianfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mooney, Patrick||GIS Manageremail@example.com|
|Board Member||Entity(ies) Represented|
|Michael Coppic – Chairperson||Brownwood ISD|
|David Bullion – Vice Chairperson||Brownwood ISD|
|Brent Moseley||City of Early, Early ISD|
|Tommy Bowden||City of Bangs, Bangs ISD|
|Terry Been||City of Blanket; Blanket, Brookesmith, May, Zephyr ISDs|
|Tom Vickers||Brownwood ISD|
|Vince Ornelas||Brownwood ISD|
|Barry Miller||Brown County|
|Draco Miller||City of Brownwood|
|Billy Jack Rankin|
|Joe Don Taylor|
The ARB’s Role in the Property Tax System
The local property tax system follows the principle of checks and balances. An appraisal district board of directors hires the chief appraiser and sets the budget. The directors have no authority to set values or appraisal methods. The chief appraiser carries out the appraisal district’s legal duties, hires the staff, makes the appraisals and operates the appraisal office.
The appraisal review board (ARB) is the judicial part of the system. The ARB is a separate body from the appraisal office and serves a different function. It hears and resolves disputes over appraisal matters. This is a very broad and important responsibility, but the ARB must be sensitive to its legal and practical limits.
First, the ARB only has authority over matters submitted to it. The ARB has no role in the day to day operations of the appraisal office or in appraising property.
Except where it is deciding a protest, challenge or a correction motion, the ARB has no authority to change a value or correct the appraisal records directly. In a challenge, it must order the chief appraiser to reappraise or correct the records related to the challenge. Only in resolving taxpayer protests can the ARB make changes or set a value on its own. Such a change only affects the property in question.
|Cody Bauman, Soil Conservation||Adviser|
|Cody Norris, Farm Service Agency||Adviser|
|Scott Anderson, County Extension Office||Adviser|
|On or before May 1st||Appraisal Notices Mailed/To be Mailed|
|May 28th||Deadline for Protesting Appraised Value|
|July||Appraisal Roll To Be Certified|
|October||Tax Statements To Be Mailed|
|February 1st||Taxes Become Delinquent|
|April 15th||Deadline for Filing Personal Property Renditions|
Some of the most commonly requested files are available here for download. KMZ files for Google Earth are no longer available. Please visit our online mapping page.
If you need a custom file or list, please call us.
About Agricultural Appraisal
Maps are provided as a courtesy by Brown CAD and are produced from information provided by the entities represented. Any questions regarding the location of a boundary should be directed to the entity involved.
All maps are provided in Adobe PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can acquire it here.