Welcome to Caldwell County Appraisal District!

Caldwell County Appraisal District is taking precautionary steps to address concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19). In light of recent concerns, we encourage you to take advantage of our online services.

Our lobby is currently closed until further notice.


CAD staff can be contacted via telephone at (512) 398-5550 and by email.

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Online E-File Page

Online Property Appeals Page

The 2020 Appraisal Notice of Value have be mailed on May 4, 2020 for the majority of properties.

Protest deadline is June 3, 2020

Online E-File protest are encouraged.  You may also call an appraiser.


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.

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


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

Caldwell County Caldwell ESD #2
Caldwell-Hays ESD #1** City of Lockhart
Lockhart Independent School District City of Luling**
Luling Independent School District City of Mustang Ridge**
Prairie Lea Independent School District** City of Martindale**
Plum Creek Conservation District** City of Niederwald**
Plum Creek Underground Water District** City of Uhland**
San Marcos Independent School District** City of San Marcos**
Hays Independent School District** Gonzales Independent School District**
Waelder Independent School District** Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation**
Austin Community College ** Caldwell County MUD No 1
Caldwell ESD #3 Caldwell Valley MUD  No 1
Caldwell ESD #4 Cotton Center MUD  No 2
** Only portion of Entity that is located inside the boundary of Caldwell County

Our Mission

We are required by State Law to provide property tax appraisals that are equal, uniform, and at market value.  The State Comptroller Tax Division monitors and conducts reviews of our appraisal standards to make sure we adhere to State Law. What this means for the average property owner is that any increase or decrease in the valuation of a property is part of our effort to adhere to State Law.

The Appraisal District does not set tax rates.  The tax rates are set by each individual taxing entity.



Public Information Requests should be submitted to the Public Information Officer.

publicinformation@caldwellcad.org email or by postal mail.