Low Income Housing Cap Rate

According to House Bill 3546, “not later than January 31st of each year, the Appraisal District shall give public notice, including posting on the district’s website, the capitalization rate to be used that year to appraise property receiving exemption under this section. “Pursuant to Section 11.1825(r), Texas Property Tax Code, the Bell County Appraisal District gives public notice of the capitalization rate utilized for the 2020 tax year to value properties receiving exemptions under this section. Specifically, the chief appraiser must appraise the property using the income method, consider the restrictions on who may rent the property and the amount of rent to be charged. Rent restricted properties vary widely. These variations can have an effect on the valuation of the property. The Bell County Appraisal District intends to apply the same capitalization rate to community housing development organizations (CHDOs) as used for all other rent restricted properties in Bell County. An overall capitalization rate between 7.5% and 8.5% will be used to appraise these properties; although adjustments may be made on the individual characteristics of each property and the information provided to the chief appraiser as required under Section 11.182(d) and (g), Texas Property Tax Code.

Contact Information

Belton Office:
411 E. Central
Belton, TX 76513
Phone: 254-939-5841

Killeen Office:
301 Priest Dr.
Killeen, TX 76541
Phone: 254-634-9752

Temple Office:
205 E. Central
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: 254-771-1108

Exemptions: exemptions@bellcad.org

Mailing Address For ALL Locations:
P.O. Box 390
Belton, TX 76513

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:45pm