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

Our website contains general information about the District and the ad valorem property tax system in Texas. The Runnels Central 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.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

HELP WANTED – APPRAISAL REVIEW BOARD

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APPRAISAL CALENDAR – ASSESSMENT PHASE

RCAD appraisers have begun field work – inspections and appraisals – for the 2023 tax year. Appraisers will be visiting properties in the north and northeast parts of the county, so property owners in those areas can expect to see vehicles with signs and lights identifying them from the appraisal district. Appraisers will also have business cards, high visibility vests, and badges identifying them as appraisal district staff; anyone with further questions should feel free to call the District at 325-365-3583.

Please remember, RCAD appraisers will never climb fences, breech locked gates (except with permission of the property owner), and every effort is made to honor signs marking a property as private. If we cannot access your property and there are buildings that need to be inspected, you will be sent a letter requesting contact or information to coordinate property access with the owner. We respectfully ask that you contact this office immediately if you receive a Property Access Request letter.

For the next couple months, taxing entities will be creating their budgets, reviewing the certified appraisal values for properties in their jurisdiction, and setting the tax rates accordingly. Public hearings will be held by each taxing unit as required by law while they go through these processes.

Property owners can visit runnelstaxes.org to view estimated taxes, see tax rates as they are proposed, and monitor when budget and tax rate hearings will occur for their taxing entities. Hearing information is also posted on the taxing unit’s website (when available). Taxpayers are encouraged to attend these hearings and take an active role in the property tax system.

GENERAL OFFICE INFO

Wearing a mask while in our office is currently a matter of personal choice; however, we reserve the right to adapt this policy out of an abundance of caution should the need arise.  Please exercise common sense, if you have been diagnosed positive with COVID-19 or other communicable diseases, are exhibiting any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or other communicable diseases, or have been in contact with someone exhibiting symptoms; plan on conducting business with our office remotely by phone or email.  The lock box continues to be available beside the front door for submission of Homestead Exemption applications, written information requests, supporting documentation, and any other paperwork as needed.  Documents may also be mailed, faxed or emailed (except for exemption or agriculture applications, renditions and other state forms).  Forms must be physically signed by the authorized party; digital signatures are still not accepted at this time.

AS A REMINDER: The Appraisal District does not handle any matters related to tax payments and collections.  Please contact the Tax Office directly at 325-365-2339 or visit their office behind the courthouse at 615 Strong with any questions or to submit your payment.  Payments may also be mailed to PO Box 517, Ballinger, TX 76821.

Click here for office contact information and continue to check our website for updates.

AVAILABLE NOW

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Appraisal District's 2021 Annual Report
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2020 Adopted Tax Rates and Taxable Values lists
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EDUCATE YOURSELF

Check out property tax learning materials here!

These informational pamphlets and other learning resources will help you better understand how we value properties and the property tax system as a whole.

Appraisal District News

Board of Directors Meeting (Sept. 2022)

The Runnels Central Appraisal District’s Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 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.

Board of Directors Meeting (Aug. 2022)

The Runnels Central Appraisal District’s Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 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.

Appraisal Review Board Meeting (July 2022)

The Appraisal Review Board is scheduled for public hearing on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. in the office of the District at 505 Hutchings Avenue, Ballinger. The Board will meet to approve minutes from the previous meeting (Thursday, June 23, 2022), review second quarter reports, and listen to timely filed protests and matters…

Board of Directors Meeting (July 2022)

The Runnels Central Appraisal District’s Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 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 Central Appraisal District is no longer able to provide preliminary information regarding mineral accounts.

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Electronic Communications Request - click here to go paperless today!

Property owners may now request homestead, rendition, agricultural, and Appraisal Review Board communications be sent via email. Help us save taxpayer dollars by reducing the cost of postage and printing and positively impact the environment.

Forms

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