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

Mission Statement: “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.

Property Tax Exemption For Winter Storm Damage

On Friday, February 12, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott issued a Disaster Declaration in response to severe winter weather in Texas. This declaration enables property owners in Henderson County to file for a temporary property tax exemption under Section 11.35 of the Texas Property Tax Code for qualified property (improvement) damaged by the disaster. To be eligible for the exemption, the damage to the property must be at least 15% of the District’s 2021 appraised value of the improvement (structure). The percent damage calculation uses the cost of damages to an improvement (structure) compared to the appraised value of the improvement (structure).

For purposes of this exemption, the damage rating is calculated for each improvement (structure) separately. For example, the damage to a home may not meet the minimum 15% threshold, but damage sustained by the pool, since it is a separate improvement, could qualify for the exemption. In the case of the pool, the damage assessment percentage would be applied to the District’s appraised value of the pool.

NOTE: The land value is not used in either the percentage damage calculation to qualify for the exemption or exemption amount calculation itself.

Henderson CAD Press Release

Governor’s Winter Storm Uri Disaster Declaration

Disaster Damage Exemption Application, form 50-312

DON’T PAY A FEE TO FILE YOUR HOMESTEAD APPLICATION : The Henderson County Appraisal District does not charge a fee to file a Residential Homestead Application. If you receive a letter in the mail requesting a fee to file your homestead application, please contact the Henderson County Appraisal District directly to file your application at no cost.

Field Appraiser Contact Information 

School / Field Appraiser Email Address
Athens ISD Paige Miller paigem@hcadtx.org
Brownsboro, Van, Murchison ISD & Ag Valuation Spencer Sims spencers@hcadtx.org
Brownsboro ISD Shelly Bailey shellyb@hcadtx.org
Cross Roads, LaPoynor, Frankston, Trinidad ISD Kim Evans kime@hcadtx.org
Eustace & Kemp ISD Cassandra Johnson cassiej@hcadtx.org
Mabank ISD Strom Davis stromd@hcadtx.org
Malakoff ISD Kali Miller kalim@hcadtx.org
Business Personal Property & Commercial John Collinsworth johnc@hcadtx.org

Henderson County Entity Exemption List 

TAXING JURISDICTIONS 

The Henderson County Appraisal District  Is Responsible For The Fair Market Appraisal Of Properties Within Each Of The Following Taxing Entities:
ATHENS ISD CITY OF MALAKOFF
BROWNSBORO ISD CITY OF STAR HARBOR
CROSS ROADS ISD CITY OF TOOL
EUSTACE ISD CITY OF TRINIDAD
FRANKSTON ISD ATHENS MUNICIPAL WATER 
KEMP ISD LAKEVIEW MANAGEMENT
LAPOYNOR ISD HCO LEVEE DISTRICT #3
MABANK ISD HCO ESD #1
MALAKOFF ISD HCO ESD #2
MURCHISON ISD HCO ESD #3
TRINIDAD ISD HCO ESD #4
VAN ISD HCO ESD #5
CITY OF ATHENS HCO ESD #6
CITY OF BROWNSBORO HCO ESD #7
CITY OF CANEY CITY HCO ESD #10
CITY OF CHANDLER HCO ESD #11
CITY OF ENCHANTED OAKS Henderson County General
CITY OF EUSTACE Henderson County FM/FC
CITY OF LOG CABIN Henderson County R&B
CITY OF MABANK TRINITY VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE



Contact Information
903-675-9296903-675-4223hcad@hcadtx.org
P.O. Box 430
Athens, TX 75751
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
NOTICE: The Henderson County Appraisal District is giving public notice of the capitalization rate to be used each year to appraise property receiving an exemption under Section11.1825 of the Property Tax Code for Organizations Constructing or Rehabilitating Low-Income Housing: Property Not Previously Exempt. 2021 Low Income Housing Apartment Capitalization Rate: 7.5 -10.5%