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The office offers various PAYMENT options:
In-person payments (Cash, Check, Money Orders)
On-line payments (Credit Card or Debit) – Zavala CAD website (zavalacad.com) includes a  2.4% fee
Drop Box – Located on side of building (Checks only)

NOTE: Effective immediately, The Zavala CAD office will no longer be taking phone payments. Anyone wishing to pay by phone will be given the following phone number 1-866-539-2020 and Bureau Code # 2144960. This includes anyone that call s the office requesting to make a phone payment.

The Zavala Central Appraisal District is open to the public.


In an effort, to keep everyone as healthy as possible, please adhere to the following guidelines that have been established.

  • If you are experiencing fever or respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing or have been out of the country, please do not enter the building.
  •  Hand sanitizer will be available for use.


 The Zavala Central Appraisal District is still strongly encouraging Taxpayers and the public to communicate with us by telephone, email, fax, the postal service or the website whenever possible.

 A drop box is available on the side of the building for any documents or payments that need to be dropped off.

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

Zavala Central Appraisal District is responsible for the fair market appraisal of properties within each of the following taxing entities. Additional responsibilities include change of address and public information requests. The duties of the appraisal district include the determination of market value of taxable property and 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 Capitol Appraisal Group. Real estate and personal property accounts are appraised locally by the district.

Thanks for visiting with us and we hope you’ll find all the information you need right here on the site, but please don’t hesitate to email, call or come by – we’re here to help!

County Taxing Entities:
County of Zavala
City of Crystal City
Crystal City ISD
La Pryor ISD
Wintergarden Ground Water District
Southwest Texas Junior College