About Us

Denton Central Appraisal District


Our History

Denton Central Appraisal District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas
for the purpose of discovering and appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes —
for each local taxing unit — within the boundaries of the district.
Established in 1982

Not a subdivision of Denton County or the Denton County Tax Office

Our Present

In 2023, Denton CAD has approximately:

473,000 Accounts to Appraise Each Year
Total Market Value of $240 Billion

Serves 111 Local Taxing Units
104 Full Time Budgeted Employees

Vision & Values

Honesty, Integrity, and Fairness in All Dealings
To Provide a High Level of Customer Service to All Citizens 
Help Make a Difference in Our Community 
Follow the Highest Standards of Professionalism 

Mission Statement

We are Committed to Serving Denton County through Accurate and Uniform Valuations
while Providing Professional and Exceptional Customer Service. 

Codes & Standards

Denton CAD will administer the laws under the Texas Property Tax Code and operate under the standards of:

The Property Tax Assistance Division of the Texas State Comptroller’s Office (PTAD)

The International Association of the Assessing Officers (IAAO)

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)