Our office will be closed Memorial Day – Monday, May 29, 2023.

Welcome to the Hays Central Appraisal District

  • We encourage you to use online methods to conduct business with us.
  • Use Property Search to find information about your property record.
  • Click the Online Forms icon at the top right of our homepage to submit a Change of Address Request, file a Homestead Exemption, Agricultural Use application or Business Personal Property Rendition (be mindful of deadlines).
  • Contact us at [email protected] with questions.
  • For your convenience there is a drop box at our front door.

Equalization Phase of the Appraisal Cycle

The Hays County Appraisal Review Board (ARB) began hearing 2023 protests on May 8th and will continue through the next several months. The protest deadline for the large majority of properties has passed but if you receive a 2023 Notice of Appraised Value dated after April 18, 2023, review it carefully and be mindful of the deadline listed on it. If you want to file a protest scan the QR code on the front of your Notice and be directed to the Online Protest portal. Including evidence with your filed protest that supports your position, can speed up the process. Paper forms are always accepted at the district office and there is a drop box available for after hours convenience.

Homestead Exemption filing costs nothing but a little bit of your time.

There is no cost or fee associated with filing a residential homestead exemption application with any appraisal district in the State of Texas. If you live in Hays County you can file online by clicking Online Forms at the top of this page or by accessing an application under the Forms tab and submitting it to our office. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have questions about filing your homestead exemption application.

Contact the Hays County Tax Office for assistance with Property Tax Payments.

Information on vehicle registrations and property tax bills and payments can be found here: https://hayscountytx.com/departments/taxoffice/ or you can reach their office at (512) 393-5545.

Property Taxpayer Remedies

The “Property Taxpayer Remedies” is a publication prepared by the Property Tax Division of the Texas Comptroller’s Office. This public information brochure is intended to provide the taxpayer with an overview of the process for determining ad valorem assessments and outlines remedies available to the public regarding their property tax assessments. This brochure is available in different formats from our office. You can view or download the document online, or have a brochure mailed to you by calling our office at 512-268-2522 and requesting a copy of the “Property Taxpayer Remedies”.

For additional general information on property tax administration you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or watch the video below.

Texas Property Tax System Overview



We hope that you find the information on these pages useful and informative. Our office develops and administers property records and provides appraisal roll services to the taxing jurisdictions located in Hays County. Our main goal is to provide professional, respectful and courteous service to the public and our entities while producing an accurate, complete and equitable appraisal roll in a timely manner. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can provide assistance to you.


Data Downloads

Click on the button below to view links to Hays CAD’s most requested  data, reports and Public Information Requests.

Data Downloads


Every effort has been made to offer the most current and correct information possible on these pages. The information included on these pages has been compiled by staff from a variety of sources, and is subject to change without notice. The Hays Central Appraisal District provides this information “as is” without warranty of any kind. This data could include typographical errors or other inaccuracies. The District is not responsible for any errors or omissions.