Welcome to Brown County Appraisal District!
Please consider making payments either by mail, or online, either by electronic check or credit card.
By law, 2020 property taxes are due by January 31, 2021. To avoid late payment penalties and interest, payments must be made or postmarked by that date.
If you choose to pay by mail and desire a receipt, please write “Receipt requested” on your payment stub. Please allow 5-7 days for payment processing. You may also check the status of your payment on our website at www.brown-cad.org.
Alternatively, you may pay by either electronic check or credit card on our website. Electronic check payments are charged a flat fee of $2.00 regardless of the amount paid. Credit card payments are charged a fee of 2.5% of the tax amount. These charges are collected by the firm that processes the payments on our behalf and we are not able to waive them. Once again, please allow 5-7 days for payment processing.
You may also drop payments at our office utilizing the mail slot in the front door. Rest assured, we will be processing payments during this closure.
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 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 Appraiseremail@example.com|
|Brown, Ronald||Deputy Chief Appraiserfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bush, Eva||Director of Appraisalemail@example.com|
|Keeney, Raimie||Business Personal Propertyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Castillo, Natalie||Director of Collectionsemail@example.com|
|Martin, Niki||Office Manager, Deeds & Ownershipfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mooney, Patrick||GIS Manageremail@example.com|
|Board Member||Entity(ies) Represented|
|David Bullion – Chairperson||Brownwood ISD|
|Barry Miller – Vice Chairperson||Brown County|
|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 – Secretary||Brownwood ISD|
|Cody Smith||Brownwood ISD|
|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|
|Scott Anderson, County Extension Office||Adviser|
|Kathleen Traweek, Soil Conservation||Adviser|
|On or before May 1st||Appraisal Notices Mailed/To be Mailed|
|May 26th||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.