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Welcome to your County Appraisal site!

See what the Jim Wells County Appraisal District can do for you! Do you want to download forms for special appraisal types or exemptions, pay your property taxes online, or find links to many other useful sites? This is the place.


The purpose of the Jim Wells County Appraisal District is to fairly and accurately appraise, provide billing and collections for taxing units in Jim Wells County. The Appraisal District also provides information about the appraisal process, disputes, and exemptions. Do you want to know more about your rights as a taxpayer? click here

TAX Information

APPRAISAL Information

**One or more taxing units in this appraisal district exempt Freeport property under Tax Code Section 11.251.**

Rendition statements & property reports MUST BE DELIVERED to the chief appraiser NO LATER THAN APRIL 1. Effective January 1, 2018 as prescribed by Sec 22.23(c) Texas Property Tax Code

Contact Information

The Jim Wells County Appraisal District is located inside the
First Community Bank Building:
(Entrance is through the West side of the building on Stadium St.)

  • 1600 East Main Street, Suite #100
    Alice, Texas 78332

Mail must be sent to:

  • P.O. Box 607
    Alice, Texas 78333-0607
Phone: (361) 668-9656
Fax: (361) 668-6423


  1. How often does Jim Wells County appraise my property?
    The entire county is reviewed annually, adjustments or modifications are made where necessary based on available sales information. View our Appraisal Process
  2. How did the appraisal district calculate my property value?
    The appraisers look at similar sales in the area, condition of the property and any additions or improvements that have been made. View our Appraisal Process
  3. What is an "improvement"?
    An improvement can be anything built on raw land, such as a building, structure, pool, patio, driveway, asphalt parking lot or fence on or attached to the land; and even a transportable structure that is designed to be occupied for residential or business purposes. Unless the transportable structure is unoccupied, for sale or is on the land only temporarily.
  4. What exemptions are available?
    There are exemptions available for residential homesteads, over-65 (seniors), over-55 surviving spouse, disabled persons, disabled veterans, religious properties, historical properties, government properties, and Freeport exemptions.
  5. Do I have to apply for these exemptions each year?
    Most of these exemptions only need to be applied for once, however, a new application is needed if there is a change in the ownership, change in residency, if one of the spouses passes away, or the chief appraisor requests one.