Welcome to Freestone Central Appraisal District
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.
The mission of Freestone Central Appraisal District is to discover, list and appraise property as accurately, ethically and impartially as possible in order to estimate the market value of all property within the boundaries of the district for ad valorem tax purposes. The district must make sure that each taxpayer is given the same consideration, information and assistance as the next. This will be done by administering the laws under the property tax system and operating under the standards of the Property Tax Assistance Division of the Texas State Comptroller’s Office (PTAD), the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
Freestone Central Appraisal District is responsible for the fair market appraisal of properties within each of the following taxing entities:
|Freestone CAD Taxing Entities|
|Freestone County||City of Fairfield|
|City of Streetman (split with Navarro CAD)||City of Teague|
|City of Wortham||Buffalo ISD (split with Leon CAD)|
|Corsicana ISD (split with Navarro CAD)||Dew ISD|
|Fairfield ISD (split with Navarro CAD)||Mexia ISD (split with Limestone CAD)|
|Oakwood ISD (split with Leon CAD)||Teague ISD|
|Wortham ISD (split with Limestone CAD and Navarro CAD)||Fairfield Hospital District (split with Navarro CAD)|
|Teague Hospital District|
The duties of the appraisal district include:
- The determination of market value of taxable property
- The administration of exemptions and special valuations authorized by the local entities and the State of Texas
Tax rates and ultimately the amount of taxes levied on property are determined by governing bodies of each of the taxing authorities. Mineral, utility and industrial accounts are appraised for the district by Pritchard & Abbott, Inc. in Henderson, Texas. Real estate and personal property accounts are appraised locally by the district.