Welcome to Howard County Appraisal District
From the Chief Appraiser
Effective August 1, Patricia Davis, retired as Howard County Appraisal District chief appraiser. We wish Ms. Davis the best in her retirement.
I was recently hired as interim chief appraiser because I am familiar with the district having served in that capacity in 2020 and part of 2021. I look forward to working with the taxpayers of the county for the next year. I will be providing training for the staff in all aspects of district operations and it is the hope of the Board of Directors that they will be able to name a chief from within the office saving taxpayer monies as well as having a future chief appraiser who is familiar with the Howard County communities and people.
My focus will be to provide excellent customer service and efficiency of operations as we convert to a new software system in the spring of 2023. That software will provide our constituents with a great deal of information that will ensure accurate appraisals and equality of taxation.
If you have any suggestions for improving our office, please feel free to come by and visit with me or give me a call.
Interim Chief Appraiser
Western Valuation and Consulting, LLC
1250 Petroleum, Building A
Abilene, TX 79602
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. Howard County Appraisal District is responsible for appraising all real and business personal property within Howard County. The district appraises property according to the Texas Property Tax Code and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP).
Howard County Appraisal District is responsible for the fair market appraisal of properties within each of the following taxing entities. Additional responsibilities include change of address and public information requests.
Thanks for visiting with us and we hope you’ll find all the information you need right here on the site, but please don’t hesitate to email, call or come by – we’re here to help!
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.
Some Property Owners Will be Receiving A Request For Current
Agricultural Applications To Be Filed With The Appraisal District:
Some property owners will be receiving a letter from the Howard County Appraisal District requesting a current application for 1-D-1 (Open Space) Agricultural Use Appraisal.
The Appraisal District is in the process of updating its records and needs to obtain the most current information on these properties in order to be in compliance with State requirements regarding these forms. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause our property owners and would like to insure everyone that the Appraisal District staff will be available to assist with questions or concerns regarding the reapplication process. Please do not hesitate to contact our office at (432) 263-8301 or come by 315 Main St, Big Spring, TX 79720. It is our goal to make this process as simple as possible for those property owners affected by this request.
IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A FORM IN THE MAIL ASKING THAT YOU PAY A FEE FOR THE FILING OF YOUR “HOMESTEAD DESIGNATION”, PLEASE CALL US FIRST. THE LETTER IS NOT FROM OUR OFFICE AND DOES NOT RELATE TO YOUR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY A FEE TO OBTAIN A HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION!
|County Taxing Entities:|
|Borden Independent School District|
|Sands Independent School District|
|Big Spring Independent School District|
|Coahoma Independent School District|
|Forsan Independent School District|
|Stanton Independent School District|
|City of Coahoma|
|City of Forsan|
|City of Big Spring|
|Howard County Junior College District|
|Permian Basin Water Conservation District|