Our mission is to provide accurate property assessments to facilitate the local funding for our county, schools, cities, and other districts that derive budgets and other operating expenses from local property values
Welcome to Mills Central Appraisal District!
Welcome to the website of the Mills 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 District strictly adheres to the Texas Property Tax Code to provide equality and accurate assessments for its constituents and tax base.
The Texas Constitution requires local taxing units to make taxpayers aware of tax rate proposals and to afford taxpayers the opportunity to roll back or limit tax increases.
Property owners are encouraged to use the website below to find information concerning your estimated taxes, the taxing units to which your taxes are distributed, the dates and locations of any public hearings where your locally elected officials will determine your tax rates, and other important property tax information. Your property tax burden is determined by your locally elected officials.
APPRAISAL DISTRICT NEWS
MCAD will the closed Monday, May 29th to observe Memorial Day!
2023 APPRAISAL NOTICES WILL BE SENT MONDAY, MAY 15th. LAST DAY TO PROTEST IS JUNE 15th
ZONES TO BE APPRAISED – Please click Here to view the Zones.
Assessed Value (“Homestead Cap Value”)
Per the Texas Property Tax Code, an exemption for taxation is available to an individual’s primary residence. One of the features of the exemption is a limit to the amount that the value for taxation can increase from one year to the next. This limit is frequently referred to as the “homestead cap”. The “capped” value is shown as the “Assessed Value” and is located at the bottom of the list of values on your notice or online. The assessed value IS limited by the Homestead Exemption and may not go up more than 10% in one year in most cases as long as the exemption was in place for the prior year for the current owner. This number is calculated using the previous year’s Assessed Value and a “cap” of 10%. For Example:
In 2021, a property with a Homestead Exemption had a market value of $318,138 and an assessed value of $280,084. For 2022, the subject’s market value increased to $462,602, but the assessed vale is limited to the previous year’s assessed value ($280,084) plus 10% of that value ($280,084 x 10% = $28,008). The assessed value for 2022 is $308,092. This taxpayer’s value for taxes is starting at $308,092 instead of $462,603 in 2022.
Property owners in Mills County will soon receive a postcard directing them to Texas.gov/propertytaxes. This is the official website on which property owners can easily access information regarding property taxes, including the amount of taxes that each entity that taxes a property will impose if the entity adopts its proposed tax rate. Taxing units regularly update this website 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. The website allows property owners to provide feedback on the tax rate process and provides the following property-specific information for each taxing unit authorized to levy a tax on the property, including:
- property values;
- proposed tax rates;
- an estimate of property taxes that would be imposed under the proposed rates;
- dates and locations of public hearings on the tax rates; and
- other useful information on taxing unit budgets, revenue, and rate calculations.
Continue to check the website for updates throughout the tax rate adoption process in August and September.
Contact Mills Central Appraisal District at 325-648-2253 with questions regarding this website.
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