Dallas Central Appraisal District

Dallas Central Appraisal District The Official page of the Dallas Central Appraisal District Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD) is responsible for appraising property for the purpose of ad valorem property tax assessment on behalf of the 61 local governing bodies in Dallas County .

The appraisal district is a political subdivision of the State of Texas. Our duties include establishing and maintaining accurate property values for all real and business personal property. The Texas Property Tax Code is the primary source of law and guidance for the Texas property tax system.

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Dallas Central Appraisal District News Release March 8, 2021The Dallas Central Appraisal District is informing property ...
Dallas Central Appraisal District

Dallas Central Appraisal District News Release March 8, 2021

The Dallas Central Appraisal District is informing property owners of the availability of a new temporary disaster exemption. On February 12, 2021, the Texas Governor declared a state of disaster for all 254 counties in Texas due to the recent severe winter weather. Property owners who have experienced at least 15 percent physical damage to their qualifying property as a result of the recent winter storm and prolonged freezing temperatures may apply for a temporary exemption under Texas Property Tax Code Section 11.35, Temporary Exemption for Qualified Property Damaged by Disaster.

This tax code section allows a qualified property that is at least 15 percent damaged by a disaster in a governor-declared disaster area to receive a temporary exemption of a portion of the appraised value of the property.

Qualified property includes improvements to real property such as houses and buildings, certain manufactured homes as well as tangible personal property used for the production of income (Business Personal Property).

The property owner must apply for the temporary exemption no later than 105 days after the governor declares a disaster area. The deadline to file the application for the “Temporary Exemption Property Damaged by Disaster” is no later than May 28, 2021.

Supporting documentation must be included with application (i.e. insurance claims, inspection reports, photos, repair costs, receipts, etc.). The disaster exemption application form can be found online at https://www.dallascad.org/forms.aspx (Exemption Forms), Exemption Application for Temporary Disaster. The form should be mailed to the address located on the top left section of the form, which is

Dallas Central Appraisal District
ATTN: 11.35 Disaster Exemption
PO Box 560328
Dallas, Texas 75356-0328

For additional information and updates, view the Recent Headlines section at www.dallascad.org or email questions to [email protected].


HEALTH ALERT-Operations UPDATE: Dallas Central Appraisal District Operations
EFFECTIVE 12-4-2020

The Dallas CAD has concluded the 2020 Appraisal Review Board (ARB) Process. At this time we remain
fully operational but our office continues to be closed to the general public due to the ongoing
COVID-19 pandemic. However, you can still conduct business with our agency by contacting us via
telephone and email. Please note the following contact information:

You may call us at the following numbers:
Customer Service: 214-631-0910
Main switchboard: 214-631-0520
Residential 214-637-0555
Commercial 214-637-2194
Business Personal Property 214-631-7406

You may contact us by Email:
Email for Real Property Ownership and Exemption Inquiries: . [email protected]
(Please include account number, owner name and address and phone number)

Email for Real Property Change of Mailing Address Inquiries: . [email protected]
(Please include account number, owner name and address and phone number)

Email for Business Personal Property Inquiries: [email protected] (Please include account number,
business name, business location and phone number)
Email for Residential VALUE/PROPERTY Inquiries: [email protected]
Email for Commercial VALUE/PROPERTY Inquiries: [email protected]
Email for A&S Appointment of Tax Agent - Addition and Removal Inquiries: [email protected]
(Please include account number, business name, business location and phone number) Email for
GIS/Mapping Inquiries: [email protected]
Email for All General Inquiries: [email protected]

Public Information Act - Click the Navigation link Open Records
(Texas Government Code, Chapter 552)


Dallas Central Appraisal District Operations
EFFECTIVE 8-3-2020

For those property owners who timely filed a 2020 protest and have not yet been scheduled and notified for an Appraisal Review Board (ARB) hearing, please know that there is a scheduling delay due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Be assured that you will be scheduled for an ARB hearing. Our agency anticipates the 2020 Appraisal Review Board process will extend into October and possibly November. Once your account is scheduled for an ARB Hearing, an ARB Hearing Notice will be mailed to you at least 14 days in advance of your scheduled ARB Hearing date and time.

If an appraiser has not yet sent you an e-mail, left you a voicemail or spoken with you directly by phone and you still have a 2020 protest pending and/or an ARB Hearing scheduled then you should contact the respective Division to speak with an appraiser
concerning your protest. (See the Contact Us section on our website for phone numbers and email addresses).

Please note, from August 14 through August 21, DCAD’ internal appraisal records system will be limited and temporarily unavailable to appraisal staff in order to Certify the 2020 Appraisal Roll to the taxing entities. Therefore, if needed, please contact an appraiser
prior to August 14 or starting on Monday August 24.


HEALTH ALERT: Dallas Central Appraisal District Operations UPDATE: NOTICES OF VALUE WERE RELEASED ON FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020 and all Real Property accounts have a Notice posted on the DCAD website for viewing or printing. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the Dallas Central Appraisal District office has suspended the public from entering the building or visiting face-to-face with staff. On May 18th, our staff returned to the building is working available to answer phone calls and continue to answer emails as well as process protests, deed, exemption applications, etc. However, for health and safety concerns, and in the best interest of property owners and our employees, the public will NOT be allowed in the building for customer service or informal settlements with property owners and staff at this time. The PROTEST DEADLINE for Real Property accounts is JUNE 15th. Business Personal Property (BPP) notices of value will be mailed and available on our website on May 29th with protest deadline of June 29th. DCAD encourages all property owners and agents to conduct business using DCAD's Online Programs which allows the electronic filing of Homestead Exemption Applications and the uFile Online Protest/Settlement system for filing protests electronically. Property owners are now able to access the online uFile Protest system. Please read the Recent Headlines below for more details.

The Protest Process at the Dallas Central Appraisal District

The video contains information on the protest process at the Dallas Central Appraisal District. This video will explain each step in the process in order for you to feel more comfortable and have a better understanding should you decide to submit a protest of your property.

DCAD: Find Property By Owner Name

The Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD) is pleased to introduce the new Electronic Notification System (ENS). This system allows each taxpayer to receive certain notifications from the DCAD electronically. By participating in this program you may receive electronically, Notices of Appraised Value, Hearing Notification, Orders Determining Protest and Dismissal Letters. You can participate in this program by searching for your account using the link below or by utilizing the same link from the Navigation menu. After finding the correct account, you can begin the enrollment process utilizing the link found on the Account Details page titled "Electronic Documents". We appreciate any and all participation in this program which has been designed to better inform the taxpayer and to reduce the production of paper documents. Note: At the present time, only current year Appraisal Notices will be produced electronically. Supplemental Notices of Appraised Value for prior year corrections will still be printed and mailed.



2949 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX


(214) 631-0520


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