To search for records on the Dallas Central Appraisal District website as of 2015, visit DallasCAD.org, and click Search Appraisals. Choose a search method, enter keywords, and perform a search. Search methods include owner name, account number, street address or business name. The site also offers a map tool.
To search by the owner's name, enter the owner's last name, a space and the first name. If you don't have the entire name, the tool requires at least the first two letters of the owner's last name. Enter the percent symbol before the search term to designate it as a wild card, which searches for all owners with that term anywhere in the name. Under Account Type, check or uncheck the boxes next to Residential, Commercial and BPP, depending on whether you want to search for those property types.
To search by account number, enter the account number in the search field. For street address searches, enter as much address information as possible. The site requires a street name. You can select a city and enter an address number, or enter an address number range. This search also lets you use the percent symbol for wild cards, and select account types for the search. To search by business name, enter the business name in the search field. The site requires at least the first two letters.