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The 2022 Records are Approved and Finalized

The Appraisal Review Board has completed their work on the 2022 valuation disputes.  The 2022 Appraisal Records were approved on July 19, 2022 and certified to the Tax Units on July 21, 2022.

The Central Appraisal District is now operating in year 2023 and will begin field inspections.  Any applications for exemptions or special appraisals are due before May 1, 2023 and the renditions for Business Personal Property are due by April 15, 2023.

Beginning August 7th, please visit Wharton.countytaxrates.com and continue to check back as the site will continue to be updated with information on the various tax rates and public hearings.

Now that value is finalized, the tax units will begin the tax rate adoption process.  You can follow that process on that website.  This is the transparency website for the tax rate calculations and adoption for each tax unit.  The CAD no longer has information on estimated taxes.

Please visit https://wharton.countytaxrates.com to participate in the tax rate process.

Central Appraisal District of Wharton County presents the information on this web site as a service to the public. We have tried to ensure that the information contained in this electronic document is accurate. Central Appraisal District of Wharton County makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or at other sites to which we link. Assessing accuracy and reliability of information is the responsibility of the user. Central Appraisal District of Wharton County shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for any damages in connection with the use of the information contained herein.

Mission Statement:

Wharton County Central Appraisal District (WCAD) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas.  The Appraisal District’s primary responsibility is to develop an annual appraisal roll, by establishing and maintaining market value appraisals for all real and business personal property, for use by the 22 local taxing units in imposing ad valorem taxes on property in the county.  The Texas Property Tax Code is the primary source of law and guidance for the Texas property tax system.

*** Wharton CAD has elected NOT to accept BPP Renditions by Email. Late Penalties will be determined by Postmark Date of Mailed Rendition. You may copy to email address and/or send backup data to email, but email date will not satisfy deadline requirement.  The CAD does not have staff to monitor and respond to email, or print your rendition. ***

*** ATTENTION: OVER 65 EXEMPTIONS 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. EFFECTIVED DATE: September 1, 2015 ***