Our office will open late on the morning of December 12, 2019 for the purpose of a staff meeting.  We will be open for business at 9:30 a.m. on that day and resume normal business hours at that time.  We thank you for your patience as we continue our efforts to improve our service to you.

Due to the recent disappearance of magnetic signs displayed on our field appraisers’ vehicles, we feel a duty to inform the citizens of the community of this incident.  As a reminder, our field appraisers will always carry official, photo ID from the Central Appraisal District of Bandera.  If you have any doubts or suspicions regarding whether or not a person is an authorized representative of our office, please ask to inspect their identification.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at 830-796-3039.  If you suspect a threat to your safety, call 9-1-1.

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Welcome to Bandera Central Appraisal District!


The Central Appraisal District of Bandera County is responsible for fairly determining the value of all real and business personal property within Bandera County, Texas.  The district appraises property according to the Texas Property Tax Code and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP).

VALUE x Tax Rate = Property Tax

  • Value: the worth of a property determined by the BANCAD
  • Tax Rate: percentage by which the assessed value of a property is multiplied to determine the tax bill.
  • Property Tax: the annual expense homeowners face to provide revenue for local governments’ spending on schools, libraries, parks, police and fire protection, etc.
  • After the VALUE is determined, BANCAD’s role in the formula is complete!

Taxing Entities of Bandera County:

Bandera County* City of Bandera
Bandera ISD Bandera County River Authority and Ground Water District
Medina ISD Flying ‘L’ Ranch Public Utility District
Northside ISD Utopia / Vanderpool Area ESD #1
Utopia ISD

* Includes 2 road taxes

Utopia ISD Tax Office Information can be obtained at:

P.O. Box 880
Utopia, TX 78884
Phone: 830-966-1928