Welcome to Swisher County Appraisal District

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.

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

Swisher Appraisal District is responsible for the fair market appraisal of properties within each of the following taxing entities:

City of Tulia Tulia ISD
City of Happy Happy ISD
City of Kress Kress ISD
Swisher Memorial Hospital District Swisher County
Mackenzie Municipal Water Authority  

 

The duties of the appraisal district include:

  • The determiniation of market value of taxable property
  • The administration of exemptions and special valuations authorized by the local entities and the State of Texas

Tax rates and ultimately the amount of taxes levied on property are determined by governing bodies of each of the taxing authorities. Mineral, utility, and industrial accounts are appraised for the district by Thomas Y. Pickett & Co., Inc. in Dallas, Texas. Real estate and personal property accounts are appraised locally by the district.