The mission of Travis Central Appraisal District, in accordance with the Texas Constitution and the laws of the state, is to provide accurate appraisal of all property in Travis County at one hundred percent market value, equally and uniformly, in a professional, ethical, economical and courteous manner, working to ensure that each taxpayer pays only their fair share of the property tax burden.
The Travis Central Appraisal District will act in accordance with the highest principals of professional conduct, ethics, accountability, efficiency, openness, skill and integrity. We approach our activities with a deep sense of purpose and responsibility to ensure fairness and equality for all taxpayers of Travis County while striving to be the premier CAD in the state by being an innovative and knowledgeable workforce.
APPRAISE: fairly, uniformly, efficiently, and effectively, balancing the needs of both taxpayers and taxing units by adhering to the Texas Property Tax Code, USPAP, and generally accepted appraisal standards.
EDUCATE: taxpayers of their rights, remedies, and responsibilities.
COMMUNICATE: collaboratively with and encourage communication among the taxing units, taxpayer public, and the agency.
SERVICE: Provide exceptional customer service that is accessible, accurate, responsive and transparent.
PERFORMANCE: Demand integrity, accountability and high standards from all staff and strive continuously for excellence and efficiency.
The Appraisal District’s primary responsibility is to develop an annual appraisal roll for use by taxing units in imposing ad valorem taxes on property in the district. TCAD is governed by the Board of Directors, who is primarily responsible for the hiring of the Chief Appraiser as well as approving the annual budget.