Bowie Central Appraisal District

Bowie Central Appraisal District The appraisal district’s primary duties include appraising all property at market value, administration of exemptions .
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BCAD has had a retirement and a long term leave  in the last couple of months. Congratulations to Peggy Senatore and Nel...
05/19/2020

BCAD has had a retirement and a long term leave in the last couple of months. Congratulations to Peggy Senatore and Nelda Lawing. Thank you for being a part of BCAD.

03/27/2020
Bowie Central Appraisal District

Bowie Central Appraisal District

In accordance with the shelter in place order enacted by the Bowie County Judge this morning, starting Monday March 30th the lobby will be closed for tax payments. There is a drop slot to the right of the front door and payments by check, cashiers check or money order (no cash),exemption applications or any other correspondence with the district may be put in the slot. You may call the office as we will be working behind closed doors. We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause.

03/27/2020

In accordance with the shelter in place order enacted by the Bowie County Judge this morning, starting Monday March 30th the lobby will be closed for tax payments. There is a drop slot to the right of the front door and payments by check, cashiers check or money order (no cash),exemption applications or any other correspondence with the district may be put in the slot. You may call the office as we will be working behind closed doors. We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause.

03/24/2020

Appraisal notices will go out soon, When they do BCAD will open to the public again. We know some people feel that it is important to visit in person. We will take every precaution we can to provide a safe meeting with an appraiser. Please be advised that walk-ins take precedence over phone calls. If you call, an appraiser will call you back in the same order your call was taken, which could be several days later. We are sorry any inconvenience.

03/19/2020

The BCAD office in the courthouse is closed for the time being. If you need to pay taxes or need to file an exemption, please come to the Texarkana office.

03/18/2020

Bowie CAD is currently working behind closed doors for the next couple of weeks.

If you need to make a payment, you may still do so at the front desk.
If you need to file or modify an exemption you may still do so, you can request the exemption form and we will supply it so you can take it home, fill it out gather the requested documentation and return.

Well, it’s that time of year again. Some taxpayers have gotten a form that looks pretty official, but is a scam. It want...
01/08/2020

Well, it’s that time of year again. Some taxpayers have gotten a form that looks pretty official, but is a scam. It wants you to send in $50 and they will get you a “homestead” exemption. Problem is you can come by the office and in about 5-10 minutes apply FREE. If you have already had a homestead, you still have one, unless you have moved to another home. So help others out and share this post.

10/21/2019

Proposed Constitutional Amendments with Tax Implications
And one Animal Amendment

Proposition 4 (HJR 38)
Proposition 4 would make it so that Texas can’t impose or collect an individual income tax. At this time, there is no constitutional bar on imposing or collecting such a tax.
Texas is one of only seven states that doesn’t have an individual income tax. The others are Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming.
LWV said arguments for this prop include that a February poll by UT and the Texas Tribune found that 71% of respondents oppose an individual state income tax and that Texas has a "low-tax, pro-growth" approach to economic expansion that is dependent on not having such a tax. One argument against the prop is that it's unnecessary because the Texas Constitution currently prohibits the legislature from imposing an income tax without a statewide referendum.
Here’s how you’ll see Prop 4 worded on your ballot: “The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual’s share of partnership and unincorporated association income.”

Disaster relief initiatives
Proposition 3 would temporarily exempt property owners in a governor-declared disaster area from a portion of the taxes for the property’s appraised value. But the proposition does not guarantee an exemption for property affected by a disaster after the local tax rate has been set, the House Research Organization reports.
Proposition 8 would create a Flood Infrastructure Fund in the state treasury for the Texas Water Development Board to pay for drainage, flood mitigation or flood-control projects.
The fund, created after Hurricane Harvey, is intended to better prepare Texas for future disasters. But the House Research Organization notes that there are local, state and federal funds available for these projects and that some state funding for the fund is meant to be used only after a disaster takes place.

Parks and historical commission funding
Proposition 5 seeks to secure funding for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission from state sales taxes imposed on sporting goods.
The two agencies have reaped the revenue from these taxes since 1993, but the Legislature has allocated only a portion of the full revenue in recent years. The proposition would ensure the agencies automatically receive the full revenue unless two-thirds of the Legislature votes for another resolution.
Critics say it would limit the Legislature’s ability to prioritize state funding, according to the House Research Organization.

Public education funding
Proposition 7 would double the annual public education funding awarded to the Available School Fund. The General Land Office can currently distribute $300 million to the fund per year, which gives schools funding for each student and textbooks.Proponents say this would allow schools to get more of the profits from state lands and State Board of Education investments, but critics say it could drain the fund more quickly and shortchange students in the long run.

Law enforcement animals
Proposition 10 would ensure that retiring law enforcement animals can go to their handlers or qualified caretakers. Law enforcement animals, such as dogs and horses, are considered public property, and the Texas Constitution generally prohibits the transfer of public property without payment.
The proposition would clarify confusion over the existing practice, though some law enforcement agencies already allow handlers to adopt the animals for no fee.

Proposition 3 (HJR 34)
This proposition deals with taxes in disaster areas. If passed, it would allow the Texas legislature to temporarily exempt from ad valorem taxation – or taxation based on property or transaction value – a portion of certain property located in an area covered by a disaster declaration by Gov. Greg Abbott.
Lawmakers would prescribe the method of determining the amount of exemption and how long that property would be exempted for. The amendment would also allow lawmakers to create any additional requirements for the exemption. Arguments for this prop, according to LWV, include the tax exemption would bring quicker relief to those affected in the event of an environmental disaster and that this prop would be easier and more affordable to local governments than the current property reassessment process. Alternatively, arguments against the prop include that it relies on local governments to decide whether or not to adopt the exemption and that, though there would be predetermined damage categories, property may still have to undergo an extensive reappraisal process.

10/03/2019

Just an FYI, Tax statements will go out Friday......

A big thank you to Bowie County's volunteer ARB members for another year of service . (They are the folks who hear dispu...
08/15/2019

A big thank you to Bowie County's volunteer ARB members for another year of service . (They are the folks who hear disputes over property value), the ARB is comprised of citizens of the county and NOT employees of the district.They are the balance between the appraisal district and taxpayers, they get little credit, but preform a great service to the taxpayers of Bowie County.

08/08/2019

If you came by today, only to find us closed. W e are sorry,but we were victims of the crash/ power outage this morning. We will open back up @ 8:00am.

07/29/2019

Something ...... FB said to write “something” so I did.

04/08/2019

Appraisal notices were mailed today.
Also, appraisers will try to take lunch between 12-1 PM....

04/03/2019

Appraisal notices will go out next week. BCAD will send out approximately 33,000 notices. Appraisers will be in the office for the next 30 days, so if you have a question about your value, comment, quip, quote, or joke come by and visit with them. I'm sure they will appreciate the company....

A taxpayer got this in the mail. The ad wants you to send in $45.00 so they can  file a "Homestead" exemption for you. I...
06/11/2018

A taxpayer got this in the mail. The ad wants you to send in $45.00 so they can file a "Homestead" exemption for you. It looks somewhat official and may lead some to think they don't have a homestead on file when they do. Don't let them scam you out of your money. If you receive one of these in the mail and are concerned whether you have a Homestead Exemption call the office(903-793-8936) and ask us to check for you. If you don't have a Homestead, come by the office and fill out the form. It takes just a couple of minutes and is free. If you have questions come by or call, but don't waste good money on this.

If you get one of these in the mail, and are not delinquent. You likely made a half payment or are on quarter pay. Don’t...
05/17/2018

If you get one of these in the mail, and are not delinquent. You likely made a half payment or are on quarter pay. Don’t panic it is designed to scare you into using their service. I got this in my mail.

Appraisal notices should go out next week for "real" property and after May 1st for commercial personal property. Values...
04/18/2018

Appraisal notices should go out next week for "real" property and after May 1st for commercial personal property. Values are rising at a slow but steady rate. BCAD adjusted its residential schedules 2% or less. Of course,
any new construction will cause a higher percentage increase.

01/17/2018

Everyone be carful coming in today. Roads seem to be decent, but slow down. If you need extra time .... no problem.

Due to the weather BCAD will be closed today.
01/16/2018

Due to the weather BCAD will be closed today.

This is the kind of issues the legislature should be addressing, large businesses skirting taxes. Some hotels and restau...
08/02/2017
Texas City mayor: Valero 'robbing' millions from school kids

This is the kind of issues the legislature should be addressing, large businesses skirting taxes. Some hotels and restaurants are the problem here.

City and school district officials have complained for years about industries taking advantage of a provision in state law that enables them to dramatically reduce their property tax obligations. City and school district officials have complained for years about industries taking advantage of a prov...

07/21/2017
mvbalaw.com

Here is a link to bills filed for the special session.

http://mvbalaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2017%20Bill%20summaries%202017.07.17.pdf

Appraisal notices will be out by the end of the week. BCAD is sending out around 33,000 this year.
04/04/2017

Appraisal notices will be out by the end of the week. BCAD is sending out around 33,000 this year.

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03/18/2017

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03/17/2017

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03/17/2017

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03/17/2017

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07/20/2016

Well, informal and formal hearings went well and BCAD is working to certify values to the jurisdictions by July 25th. Once the certified values are sent out, the jurisdictions will start the process of rate calculations.

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04/13/2016

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04/13/2016

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04/13/2016

2016 appraisal notices were mailed yesterday. Not everyone will receive one. The criteria for receiving a notice this year are:

Market value increased by more than $1,000 in 2016

Property is included in the reappraisal area for 2016

New construction or remodel for 2016

Any other changes to previous years market value

Bowie CAD sent out 22,000 notices this year which is about average.
Even if you don't get a reappraisal notice and have a question about your market value or exemption status you can call or come by to speak with an appraiser.

03/19/2016

BCAD is getting ready to send out 2016 reappraisal notices. The notices should go out the first week of April.

01/22/2016

Bowie CAD Employees: Please watch our website for any possible delays or closures due to inclement weather approaching our area.

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12/24/2015

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Just a reminder that the deadline for split payment is fast approaching. A half payment needs to be made by the end of t...
11/24/2015

Just a reminder that the deadline for split payment is fast approaching. A half payment needs to be made by the end of the month and the second half is not due until the end of June.

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122 Plaza W, Ste A
Texarkana, TX
75501

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(903) 793-8936

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