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Public Data

Using HCAD's Public Data
HCAD's data files are available to users for import into other applications.  Some of the ASCII tab-delimited text files are complex and most of the files are very large.  Download times can be excessive and should not be attempted with a slower internet connection.  A file compression utility (WinZip or PKZip) is needed to extract the files. 

Documentation and Instructions
The data is provided in ASCII tab-delimited text files and will need to be formatted for use in a database. We have provided empty Microsoft Access tables along with instructions on how to import the data.  HCAD does not provide technical support for Microsoft Access.

Resoures and Links
The Comptroller of Public Accounts: Texas Property Tax.

Public Data CDs
Public Data is also available on a set of 2 CDs (CAMA and GIS separate) which can be purchased for $1.00 each ($2 for both), plus $2.00 shipping (cash, checks or money orders only).  Make checks payable to HCAD and mail to Attn: Kelly Sherbert PO Box 922004 Houston TX 77292-2004. 

Pdata Timetable
 Current Year  Mid April  Preliminary Values - Real
 May (Tentatively)  Preliminary Values - ARB Hearings
 June (Tentatively)  Preliminary Values - Personal
 April thru August  Preliminary Values are updated Bi-Weekly
 Mid August  Certified Values
 Prior Years  Certified Values are updated Monthly

Please call Information & Assistance at HCAD at 713-957-7873 for more questions.  All technical questions about public data can be directed to pdata@hcad.org.