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
The chief appraiser must accept protests filed on properties that are receiving a residential homestead exemption through its website www.ruskcad.org or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The district will also provide electronic communication regarding these protests to the email address provided by the property owner on the protest form. Please be advised that it is the property owner’s responsibility to provide a valid or updated email address to the district. This may be done by sending an email to email@example.com or by contacting the appraisal district directly by mail at:
Rusk County Appraisal District
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 Henderson, Texas.
Real estate and personal property accounts are appraised locally by the district.