Welcome to Brazos Central Appraisal District

Notice of Holiday Closure

The Brazos Central Appraisal District will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023 in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday.  We will re-open to the public at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 and wish you a safe and happy Memorial Day holiday.


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Within this site you will find general information about the District and the ad valorem property tax system in Texas, as well as information regarding specific properties within the district.

Brazos Central Appraisal District is responsible for appraising all real and business personal property within Brazos County. The district appraises property according to the Texas Property Tax Code and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP).

Informal reviews are open to all Brazos County property owners/agents. Due to the volume of protests received at the Brazos Central Appraisal District (BCAD), the informal reviews will now primarily be held in April and May before formal hearings begin on a regular schedule and on non-hearing days after formal hearings have begun. Please click here for a list of 2023 formal hearing days. People with multiple properties are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment for informal review as soon as possible after receiving the Notice(s) of Appraised Value.  Please contact the BCAD office at (979) 774-4100 or visit the appraisal district office at 4051 Pendleton Dr, Bryan, Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm to schedule an informal review or to obtain further information.

2023 School Tax Freeze Ceiling Reduction

In May of 2022, Texas voters passed Proposition 1, which amended the Constitution authorizing the legislature to provide for a reduction in the 2023 school tax ceiling (freeze) for property owners with Over-65 exemption or those who have qualified for the Disabled Persons exemption.  This legislation is only applied to school districts. Other taxing entities, such as the counties and municipalities, were not included in the legislation. In addition, this change is not intended to produce any refunds, as it is applicable to the 2023 tax year forward.

Brazos Central Appraisal District is currently being contacted by home owners who have received letters in the mail from solicitors offering to file their homestead application for a fee.  Please be aware, there is NO CHARGE to file a homestead exemption application with the Appraisal District.  Homestead applications are available: on this website, at the Brazos Central Appraisal District office located at 4051 Pendleton Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802, or the Texas Comptroller website at https://comptroller.texas.gov (Enter Homestead Exemption in the search box).  Please contact our office at 979-774-4100 if you have any questions concerning this matter.     ~Dana Horton, Chief Appraiser

Beginning August 7th, visit Texas.gov/PropertyTaxes to find a link to your local property tax database where you can easily access information regarding your property taxes, including information regarding the amount of taxes that each entity that taxes your property will impose if the entity adopts its proposed tax rate. Your local property tax database will be updated regularly during August and September as local elected officials propose and adopt the property tax rates that will determine how much you pay in property taxes.  For Brazos County, the local database is located at brazos.countytaxrates.com.

Brazos Central Appraisal District is responsible for the fair market appraisal of properties within each of the following taxing entities:

Brazos County City of Bryan
College Station ISD City of College Station
Bryan ISD City of Kurten
Navasota ISD City of Navasota
Brazos County ESD #1 Brazos County ESD #3
Brazos County ESD #2 Brazos County ESD #4
Brazos County MUD District No. 1 Rock Prairie Management District 2
Brazos County MUD District No. 2

Contact Information
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

**New Hours Starting May 1, 2023**
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
NEW FOR 2023


Email: arb@brazoscad.org

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