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Mailing of Appraisal Notices
2024 Appraisal Notices have been mailed.  The protest deadline for Real and Personal Property is 6/12/24.  The protest deadline for Minerals is 6/13/24.  Please call or email with any questions.  Thank you!

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Our Mission


Our Mission Statement

The Sterling County Appraisal District is dedicated to providing the taxpayers and taxing units of Sterling County with the highest quality of customer service and appraisal system. We strive to maintain continued excellence in our performance, continued growth in education, and fiscal responsibilities. We will administer the Texas Property Tax Code in a fair and uniform manner. We will promote the ideals of government transparency.

The Sterling County Appraisal District appraises property for ad valorem taxation of these taxing authorities.
Sterling County
Sterling City ISD
City of Sterling City
Sterling County Underground Water Conservation District
The duties of the appraisal district include: 
  • The determination 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 Pritchard & Abbott, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas as well as Real estate and personal property accounts.

Our Mandate

Our Goals

  • Local property tax appraisal so that taxation is fair and uniform.
  • The determination of market value of taxable property.
  • The administration of exemptions and special valuations authorized by the local taxing units and the Texas Tax Code.
  • Continued compliance with the Methods and Assistance Program — MAPs Review.
  • Coordinate Appraisal District activities with County Tax Assessor/Collector,
  • Compliance with the Comptroller's Property Value Study (PVS) to ensure that local values are valid and certified for the school district.
  • Development of an Appraisal Roll for use by taxing units in assessing ad valorem taxes on property in the District.
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility of the Appraisal District's finances, resulting in a clean financial audit.