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For the Property Taxpayers of Blanco County

BLANCO COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT LOCAL ANNUAL REPORT 2014

The Blanco County Appraisal District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas. The provisions of the Texas Property Tax Code govern the legal, statutory, and administrative requirement of the appraisal district. Members of the Board of Directors are elected by the taxing units within the boundaries of Blanco County and must live within the district two years prior to serving on the board.  The Chief Appraiser is appointed by the Board of Directors and is the chief administrator of the appraisal district. The appraisal District is responsible for local property tax appraisal and exemption administration.  The local taxing units such as your County, Schools, Cities, Emergency Service District and Groundwater Conservation District set a tax rate from your property tax appraisal issued by the Appraisal District. The Blanco CAD serves the following taxing units.
Entity     Market ValueTaxable Value
Blanco County4,637,341,600    1,027,874,643
City of Blanco   147,200,239128,009,007
City of Johnson City  131,871,507105,135,933
N ESD   3,089,880,007601,670,834
S ESD   1,547,039,828639,881,072
Groundwater  4,627,627,171     1,240,640,951
Blanco ISD    2,156,490,359779,773,011
Johnson City ISD   3,101,861,410642,008,398

The district maintains approximately 17,800 parcels with property types of residential, commercial, business, utilities and pipelines. Our school district goes into various counties such as Burnet, Travis,  Llano, Hays, Comal, Kendall and a small part of Fredericksburg ISD comes within our county boundaries.

Exemption Data: The district has various exemptions that taxpayers may qualify for. Homestead and Over 65 residential exemption. You may only apply for residence homestead exemption on one property in a tax year. A homestead may include up to 20 acres of land you actually use in the residential use (occupancy) of your home. To qualify for a homestead exemption, you must own and reside in your home on January 1 of the tax year.  The age 65 or older or disability exemption for school taxes includes a school tax limitation or ceiling. Some taxing units such as county and cities have exemptions and tax ceilings limits. The filing of this application is between January 1 and April 30. You may file a late homestead exemption if you file it no later than one year after the date taxes become delinquent.  There is also a Transfer of Tax Limitation or Ceiling Certificate if you move out of the county; this can transfer to the new county you reside in.


EXEMPTION DATA

ENTITY        HOMESTEADOVER 65 OR DISABLED
BLANCO COUNTY  5,000      5,000
BLANCO ISD15,000    10,000
JOHNSON CITY ISD     15,000    10,000
CITY OF BLANCO        0    10,000
CITY OF JOHNSON CITY     0     Ceiling

DISABLED VETERANS       AMOUNTPERCENTAGE
DV1               5,000    10-29%
DV2               7,500    30-49%
DV3                    10,000     50-69%
DV4                    12,000     70-100%
DVHS         Totally Exempt100%

The DVHS only apply to General Homestead Exemption.

2014 TAX RATES PER ENTITY PER $100 OF VALUE

Blanco County 0.3432
Blanco ISD      1.1943
City of Blanco    .2583
South ESD      0.1000
Johnson City ISD     1.1482
City of Johnson City 0.4260
NESD      0.1000
Groundwater Conservation0.0231

Blanco CAD has an average Collection Rate of 95%. We work with our Taxpayers to maximize the collections for the entities. The district offers a plan that taxpayers may pay monthly payments that we place in escrow for the following year’s taxes. We also offer a Partial Payment Plan on Delinquent taxes. The Blanco CAD has an official payment option using your debit or credit card by phone or internet.

AGRICULTURAL 1-D-1 OPEN SPACE AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

Because of Senate Bill 771 there is a temporary recession of agricultural use during the drought. Qualified open-space land does not become ineligible for the special appraisal when a drought is declared by the Governor. The Governor has declared the necessity to cease agricultural use for longer than normal time period. We will work with our Farmers and Ranchers during the drought. There are plans for a County wide re-file of the applications after the drought has diminished.



RATIO STUDY ANALYSIS 2014BLANCO ISDJOHNSON CITY ISD
SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES0.9691      0.9787
VACANT LOTS         0.9902      1.0000
RURAL LAND           0.9922      1.0080
COMMERCIAL         1.0100      1.0200



The Property Value Study is conducted by the State Comptroller’s Office to estimate the taxable property value in each school district to measure the performance of Appraisal Districts.  If the Appraisal District is within a 5% percent margin the State Comptroller will certify the local value to the Commissioner of Education. The findings of the study are used in the school funding formula for state aid. Blanco CAD has received local value for both Blanco and Johnson City ISD.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most current and correct information possible on these pages. The information included on these pages has been compiled by District staff from a variety of sources, and is subject to change without notice. The Blanco County Appraisal District makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, accuracy or adequacy of such information and data. The Blanco CAD reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice. Original records may differ from the information on these pages. Verification of information on source documents is recommended. By using this application, you assume all risks arising out of or associated with access to these pages, including but not limited to risks of damage to your computer, peripherals, software and data from any virus, software, file or other cause associated with access to this application. The Blanco CAD shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of any cause relating to use of this application, including but not limited to mistakes, omissions, deletions, errors, or defects in any information contained in these pages, or any failure to receive or delay in receiving information.