To obtain an estimate of taxes you can visit after August 7th or you can visit the Orange County Tax Office website and use the Property Tax Estimator.


**PRESS RELEASE**                                        RE: Value Inceases        The Orange County Appraisal District (CAD) would like to take a moment to address the increase in values this year.  We have seen a lot of misleading information and would like to clarify.  The Texas State Comptroller conducts a property value study in every county in the state.  They use recent sales and appraisals in the county to determine what the CAD should be appraising values at.  If the CAD does not come within 5% of the comptrollers values for two years in a row the school districts are penalized financially.  This year all five school districts combined are in jeapordy of losing an estimated $8 million dollars of state funding because the CAD has not been within the 5% margin of error the last two years.  Ultimately, people are paying a lot more for property which intern sets a much higher market value.    With that being said, the CAD is only one piece of the puzzle.  The values being raised does not necessarily mean increased taxes.  Your local taxing entites vote on a tax rate every year after the CAD’s values are certified to the state.  At that time, rates can be increased or decreased.  Just like the taxpayer can protest their values at the appraisal district, the public is welcome to attend the meetings that set the property tax rates.    Lastly, while the CAD is responsible for assessing values based on the current market (sales), the Tax Office is responsible for the tax dollars being collected.  The appraisal district is more than happy to help anyone that has questions or concerns regarding value and/or exemptions.  You are welcome to come visit us in person, by phone at (409) 745-4777 or through our online protest portal on our website.  Beginning August 7th, you can visit to find a link to your local property tax database.  This website will host information regarding your property taxes including the amount of taxes each taxing entity will impose if the entity adopts the proposed tax rate.  This website will be updated regularly during August and September as local elected officials propose and adopt the property tax rates.  You can also keep up with meeting dates and times through this database as well.  If you have specific questions regarding your actual tax dollar amount, please either refer to in August or direct your questions to the Orange County Tax Office at (409)882-7971.



Welcome to Orange County Appraisal District Website

We hope that you find the information on these pages useful and informative. Our office develops and administrates the property and appraisal roll records for twenty-two taxing entities located in Orange County. Within this site you will find general information about the District and the ad-valorem property tax system in Texas. Our primary goal is to provide the taxpayer with a courteous and efficient means of handling the administration of their property values. Please contact our office if we can provide assistance to you.

Scott W. Overton, RPA
Chief Appraiser


Mission Statement

The mission of the Orange County Appraisal District is to discover, list and appraise all property located within the boundaries of the district in an accurate, ethical and impartial manner in an effort to estimate the market value of each property and achieve uniformity and equity between classes of properties.  This will be accomplished by maintaining the highest standards in appraisal practices and law, guided by the goals of providing quality service to the taxpayers and taxing entities and by developing personnel who are professional and knowledgeable.


To provide accurate appraisals of all property in Orange County at 100 percent market value, ensuring that each taxpayer pays only their fair share of the overall property tax burden.

Property Tax System

Orange County Taxing Units

City of Bridge City City of Orange
City of Port Arthur City of Vidor
City of West Orange City of Pine Forest
City of Pinehurst City of Rose City
County of Orange Orange County Drainage District
County of Orange Lateral Road Orange County Navigation & Port District
Emergency Service District #1 – Vidor Fire District #3 – Little Cypress
Emergency Service District #2 – Bridge City Fire District #4 – McLewis-Mauriceville
Water Control & Improvement District #1 Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD
Bridge City ISD Orangefield ISD
Vidor ISD West Orange-Cove CISD