Welcome to the official website for the Runnels County Appraisal District!

Our website contains general information about the District and the ad valorem property tax system in Texas. The Runnels County Appraisal District is responsible for appraising all real and business personal property within Runnels County according to the Texas Property Tax Code and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices.

RUNNELS CAD OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

In the best interests of our property owners and employees, the Runnels County Appraisal District has closed its doors and is not providing face-to-face customer service.  Staff are still working and available via telephone (325-365-3583) or email (support@runnelscad.org) to offer assistance.

Please note the following:

2020 Notice of Appraised Value & Property Value Protests
  • Notices of Appraised Value for real and commercial properties were mailed on May 1st with oil/gas/mineral/industrial properties expected to go out by May 8th.  We cannot confirm each individual property owner has physically picked up and received their Notice, so it is your responsibility to check your mail or confirm your 2020 property value from the Property Search site.
  • IMPORTANT:  RCAD is required by state law to appraise property by its market value as of January 1st.  Physical property damage, economic changes, material cost/price adjustments, and other factors that occur after January 1 cannot be considered toward your property value for the 2020 tax year.
  • Be aware you will not receive a Notice of Appraised Value this year if you only recently purchased property and your deed was filed after April 17, 2020. You may still protest your property’s value, if necessary, but you will need to contact the previous owner to have them forward the Notice to you or go online to check your property’s value.
  • Online protests are open to any property owner who is not represented by an agent.
  • Some exemption and agriculture applications were received the week Notices were being prepared for distribution. If your exemption or agricultural special use valuation is not indicated on your Notice, please check your account online as it may have been applied after your Notice was prepared.
  • RCAD appraisers will not be holding informal protest hearings in person this year due to public health concerns. Property owners who wish to dispute their property’s 2020 value are asked to write or email us with your name, phone number and/or email address, the property ID/account number, your opinion of value (the dollar amount you believe best represents market value for the property), a detailed description of your reasons for your value opinion (e.g., physical damage to the property, recent sale amount, etc.), and photographic evidence or documentation supporting your value and reasons.
  • We anticipate higher than normal call volumes this year, so please understand we must keep phone conversations short and to the point in order to ensure all property owner questions and concerns are heard. Be prepared with your opinion of value and supporting evidence before you call us, so your property review can be handled as efficiently as possible.
Exemptions and Agriculture
  • The deadline for submission of applications was April 30th, but we are still accepting late filed applications.  Fillable forms can be downloaded here.
  • Late filed Ag applications will be assessed a penalty per account.  Property owners who do not turn in an application at all will lose their agricultural special use valuation, which will result in a significant increase in taxable property valuation and amount of taxes owed.
  • Questions may be directed to our Exemption or Agriculture Specialists via telephone or email at homesteads@runnelscad.org or agriculture@runnelscad.org.
Business Personal Property
  • Renditions were due April 15th; a 10% penalty will be assessed against any late filed rendition forms.
  • Business owners who failed to submit a rendition form at all will be assessed an additional 10% penalty.
  • Penalty waiver requests must be submitted in writing with documentation to support your excuse for late or failure to render, such as a doctor’s note or proof of hospitalization.
  • Questions may be directed to our Personal Property Appraiser via telephone or email: personalproperty@runnelscad.org.
General Information
  • A drop box is located outside the Runnels CAD office doors for submission of forms, written requests, supporting documentation, and any other paperwork as needed. We are also accepting documents via email provided forms are physically signed by the authorized party.; digital signatures are still not accepted at this time.
  • All possible business should be handled by phone, mail, fax, or email.  Click here for office contact information.
  • Please check our website for updated information.

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Runnels County Appraisal District's 2019 Annual Report
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2019 Adopted Tax Rates and Taxable Values lists
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Appraisal District News

Board of Directors Meeting (May 2020)

The Runnels County Appraisal District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. by teleconference in the office of the District at 505 Hutchings Avenue in Ballinger, Texas. Members of the public and taxing entities are welcome to attend the open session by dialing the toll-free number: 844-219-5837. Click here…

Appraisal Review Board Meeting (April 2020)

The Appraisal Review Board of the Runnels County Appraisal District is scheduled to meet on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. in the office of the District at 505 Hutchings Avenue, Ballinger.  The Board will meet to review quarterly reports for the 1st Quarter of 2020 on all matters permitted by Texas Property Tax…

Board of Directors Meeting (April 2020)

The Runnels County Appraisal District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. by teleconference in the office of the District at 505 Hutchings Avenue in Ballinger, Texas. Members of the public and taxing entities are welcome to attend the open session by dialing the toll-free number: 844-219-5837. Click here…

Board of Directors Meeting (March 2020)

The Runnels County Appraisal District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. in the office of the District at 505 Hutchings Avenue in Ballinger, Texas. Members of the public and taxing entities are welcome to attend the open session. Click here to view the meeting agenda.

Pursuant to Texas Attorney General Opinion OR2015-16025, and on the advice of counsel, the Runnels County Appraisal District is no longer able to provide preliminary information regarding mineral accounts.

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General Disclaimer

While every effort has been made to ensure our website contains the most accurate and up-to-date information possible, the information included on these pages has been compiled from a variety of sources and is subject to change. The Runnels County Appraisal District makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, accuracy, or adequacy of such information and data. We reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice.