Consumer Alert

Consumer Alert
Angelina CAD warns homeowners to be wary of Homestead designation and Deed processing solicitations


The appraisal district is regularly contacted by homeowners who have unnecessarily paid money to solicitors who for a fee offer to file designation of homestead and or homestead exemption forms in Angelina and other counties.
There is absolutely no charge for a homeowner to file his or her own homestead exemption application with the appraisal district, and application forms are available both on CAD’s website and from the district’s office at  418 N Second st at no charge.

As for Deed processing solicitations, you may get a copy of your deed from the County Clerk’s office for a nominal fee.

Posted 09/21 10:02 AM

Business Personal Property Renditions

Angelina County Appraisal District Reminds Businesses to Render their Taxable Property by April 15

If you own tangible personal property that is used to produce income, you must file a rendition with the Angelina County Appraisal District by April 15.

A rendition is a report that lists all the taxable property you owned or controlled on Jan. 1 of this year. Property includes inventory and equipment used by a business. Owners do not have to render exempt property, such as church property or an agriculture producer’s equipment used for farming.

“The appraisal district may use the information submitted in the rendition to set property values,” said Tim Chambers.

You can also file a report of decreased value to notify the appraisal district of significant depreciation of your property. “For example, if your property was damaged by a storm, flood or fire last year, you should file a report of decreased value. The appraisal district will look at your property before assigning a value,” said Chambers.

For most property types, renditions must be filed after Jan. 1 and no later than April 15. Different deadlines apply in certain appraisal districts. A property owner may apply, in writing, for a mandatory extension to May 15.

Different deadlines apply for regulated properties.

A 10 percent to 50 percent penalty may be imposed if a rendition is filed late, incomplete or not at all. Property owners who need more time to file their renditions may file a written request with the chief appraiser on or before the rendition deadline to receive an automatic extension. The chief appraiser may extend the deadline another 15 days for good cause shown in writing by the property owner for each type of property.

More information can be found at the following link under the heading "Business Personal Property":

Or by contacting the appraisal district at (936) 634-8456.

Information is also available from the Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division’s website at

Posted 01/10 11:32 AM

Surviving Spouse of a First Responder’s Residence Homestead Exemption (New for 2018)


Effective January 1, 2018, a surviving spouse of a first responder killed in the line of duty may be eligible to receive an exemption from taxation of the total appraised value of the same property to which the disabled veteran’s exemption applied if:

  • The surviving spouse has not remarried since the death of the disabled veteran; and
  • is an eligible survivor for purposes of Chapter 615, Government Code, as determined by the Employees Retirement System of Texas under that chapter

The application for this new residence homestead exemption will be available in January 2018.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us at (936) 634-8456.

Posted 12/01 09:53 AM

*ACAD Appraisers in the Field*

Angelina County Appraisal District appraisers are now in the field conducting field reviews. They may be in your neighborhood throughout the next few months.

If you have any questions, please contact the district at (936) 634-8456.

Posted 12/01 09:47 AM
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