What Can You Do on the Collin County Appraisal District Website?


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The Collin County Central Appraisal District's website, CollinCAD.org, provides information on tax exemptions, tax rates, how the appraisal process works, press releases and annual reports, as of 2015. The website also features links to other appraisal districts, interactive maps of the district, downloadable tax forms and graphics displaying what phase a number of the district's tasks are currently in.

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Sample tax documents available on CollinCAD.org include the Notice of Protest form used to challenge a valuation, the Appointment of Agent form, application forms for various tax exemptions including those for charitable and religious organizations, the Binding Arbitration Request form and various financial reports. Each listing is grouped into broad categories on the top of the page and listed individually farther down. Each form also provides information on the size of the download and the number of downloads the form has.

Most of the information available on CollinCAD.org is printable. Downloadable tax forms and other documents are displayed in PDF format. By default, the website attempts to save paper and ink by using media-dependent style sheets to eliminate unnecessary information, such as the table of contents, before the job is sent to the printer. Users desiring a perfect replication of their computer screen are advised to utilize the screen capture function of their browsers.

CollinCAD.org requires current versions of HTML and JavaScript for some of these functions. The website is tested for compatibility with five Internet browsers: Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Opera. It also functions on Android and iOS devices. The website works for screen resolutions of at least 1024x768, but optimized for screens with 1280x900 resolution. The site has a technical helpdesk function that can help resolve any issues users may be experiencing.

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