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What is El Paso CAD?

El Paso CAD is the local government agency whose job is to assign a value to each real estate property in the County of El Paso for property tax purposes.

El Paso Central Appraisal District or El Paso CAD is the agency responsible for appraising both real and business personal property in El Paso and also real estate within the El Paso County. It is the responsibility of the district to appraise real estate property according to the Texas Property Tax Code and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP). El Paso CAD offers many online services to make real estate a lot easier for home sellers, buyers, investors and other interested parties.

Their mission statement

The mission of the El Paso Central Appraisal District is to accurately and equitably interpret the market value of all taxable property in El Paso County.

Open Government

Property Search El Paso

Screenshot of the EPCAD Property Search feature / webpage

I really like that our city offers a “right to know” as evident in Open government. This basically gives citizens the right to access the documents and proceedings of the government to allow for effective public oversight. What I really love is the CAD PROPERTY SEARCH where you can search and find information on any property in El Paso TX. Although that tool is for homes and lots EPCAD is responsible for maintaining and appraising all property, both personal and real, at market value, providing staff support and documentation of said values to the Appraisal Review Board and ultimately providing a tax roll for each of the active taxing jurisdictions in El Paso County. The District has the responsibility for the administration of an ad valorem distribution system that produces around 720 million dollars annually in tax receipts for the support of local government and other taxing jurisdictions.