The Kaufman Central Appraisal District is currently continuing operations and we are committed to being responsive to the community. However, we believe it is in the best interest of the public and our employees to limit face-to-face contact. KCAD has opened the doors but will practice social distancing by limiting the number of people allowed in the building.

Please keep in mind values on the appraisal notices are as of January 1.  Any impact to market value due to factors during the 2020 calendar year would not impact appraised values until the following year. 

If you believe there is an error with your appraised value, we encourage you to file your protest.  This can be done either online, by mail or delivered to the drop box at our building’s front entrance. The deadline to file a protest will be on the front of the notice.  If you didn’t receive a notice, the deadline was May 15th.

You will be able to send and receive information via the online portal once an online protest is filed.  We want to encourage everyone to use our website for information and any forms you might need.  Email contact information is available at kcad@kaufman-cad.org. We will be available by telephone at 972-932-6081 as well. 

We will be starting in-person hearings mid June.  They are being scheduled every 15 minutes.  You may also elect to have your hearing by telephone or by affidavit.  Property owner’s affidavit of evidence, Form 50-283, is available on both the State Comptroller and this website under Forms.  Please mark your protest form accordingly.  

SCAM ALERT! FILING OF A HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS FREE. DO NOT BE TAKEN IN BY SOLICITORS REQUIRING A FEE TO FILE PAPERWORK FOR YOU. CALL THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT FOR MORE INFORMATION. WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

KAUFMAN CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE KAUFMAN CAD STAFF IS UNABLE TO ISSUE E-FILE PIN NUMBERS WITHOUT PROOF OF IDENTITY.  THESE NUMBERS ARE CONFIDENTIAL.  NOT EVERYONE HAS ACCESS TO THEM.  SHOULD YOU NEED YOURS WE WILL NEED A PHOTO ID TO MATCH YOU WITH YOUR PROPERTY ADDRESS.

Welcome to Kaufman 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.

Our Mission: “Improving and maintaining the accuracy and uniformity of appraisals of all property in Kaufman County. Kaufman CAD strives for excellence in the provision of quality appraisals with sensitivity to the cost of operations and also the interaction with property owners.

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Contact Information
(972) 932-6081
PO Box 819
Kaufman, TX 75142
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chief Appraiser
Sarah Curtis
How QLess Works
Notice: The Appraisal District is giving public notice of the capitalization rate to be used each year to appraise property receiving an exemption under Section 11.1825 of the Property Tax Code for Organizations Constructing or Rehabilitating Low-Income Housing:  Property Not Previously Exempt. 2020 Low Income Housing Apartment Capitalization Rate:  9%