Welcome to Haskell County Appraisal District

Appraisal districts in Texas were created by and are governed by the Texas Property Tax Code. The Property Tax Code was created in 1979 by legislation known as the Peveto bill. Before the creation of appraisal districts all taxing entities had their own appraisal staff. This bill created one appraisal district within each county to appraise properties for all taxing entities at 100% of market value with fairness and equity. This abolished the lack of uniformity of assessment ratios used by separate appraising entities of the past. The Haskell CAD also collects property taxes for the Taxing Entities within its jurisdiction.  The appraised value is only one factor of property taxes. The other factor is the tax rate.  Using both factors, a property's value divided by $100, then multiplied by the adopted tax rate,  equals that property's taxes.  Once an appraisal roll is certified, the taxing entities go through a process to adopt a tax rate.  It is important for the taxpayer to understand that if values increase then there are more dollars for the entities to spread throughout their budgets.  Increases in value can sometimes mean decreases in rates.  If property values increase and the rate stays the same as the previous year,  the result will be a tax increase.  Taxpayers may voice their concerns in rate adoption by attending the adoption hearings of the entities of interest.

Board of Directors

The local property tax system follows the principle of checks and balances. An appraisal district Board of Directors hires the chief appraiser, sets the budget and appoints the appraisal review board members.

The directors have no authority to set values or appraisal methods. The chief appraiser carries out the appraisal district's legal duties, hires the staff, makes the appraisals and operates the appraisal office.

The Haskell CAD Board is made up of five directors elected by the governing boards of the taxing entities whose jurisdictions lie in the appraisal district. Each Haskell CAD Board member serves a two year term.  The Haskell CAD Board  meets monthly in the Conference Room of the Haskell CAD office at 604 N. 1st Street  in Haskell.


 Chairman - Terri Klose

Vice Chairman - Wallar Overton

Secretary - Susan Turner

Johnny Scoggins

Russell Beakley

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Application Forms/ Exemptions
Homestead Exemption
Homestead Over 65 Exemption
Disabled Veteran's Exemption

Special  Appraisal
State Guidelines For  Wildlife Management
Definitions of Ag Land Section 23.51
Application for 1-d-1 (Open Space) Agricultural Use Appraisal

SENATE BILL 771 ~Section 23.522
SB 771 adds this section to permit temporary cessation of agricultural use during drought. Qualified open-space land does not become ineligible for the special appraisal when a drought declared by the governor has created the necessity to cease agricultural use for longer than the normal time and when the owner intends to return the land to agricultural use to the degree of intensity that is typical in the area when the drought ends.
Effective Jan. 1, 2010

Application for
Wildlife Management Plan (first year filing)

Application for
Wildlife Management Annual Report

New Sales Tax Exemption Registration for Agriculture and Timber Operators

Personal Property Renditions
General Real Estate Renditions

ARB - Appraisal Review Board
How to Protest Your Value For Property Taxes
Notice of Protest

For a complete list of forms and applications please visit the Texas Window on State Government  website.
HCAD Office

PO Box 467
604 N. 1st Street
Haskell, Texas 79521


Monday - Friday

8am -12 noon & 1pm - 5pm

Phone: 940-864-3805
Fax: 940-864-3075


We are closed on the following holidays

New Years Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Presidents Day

Good Friday

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Veteran's Day

Thanksgiving Day and Friday

Christmas (3 days)




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