About CCAD

The Appraisal District’s primary responsibility is to develop an annual appraisal roll for use by taxing units in imposing ad valorem taxes on property in the district. Coryell CAD is governed by the Board of Directors, who is primarily responsible for the hiring of the Chief Appraiser as well as approving the annual budget.


Gatesville Office:
Mitch Fast, *RPA, Chief Appraiser
Rosie Skiles, *RPA, Senior Appraiser
Jessica Smart, Appraiser
Robin Sweazea, *RPA, Appraisal Operations Coordinator
Brenda Rhudy, Appraisal Technician
Mary Alexopoulos, Appraisal Technician/Exemptions Coordinator
Lindsey Witty, Appraisal Technician

 Copperas Cove Office:
John Swart, *RPA, Senior Appraiser
Julie Zobel, Appraiser

*RPA= Registered Professional Appraiser


Alberto Castillo, Chairman
Jay Manning
Danny Palmer
Justin Tatum
Justin Carothers, County Tax Assessor/Collector


General Information

Coryell Central Appraisal District is responsible for local property tax appraisal and exemption administration for 18 jurisdictions (taxing units) within Coryell County, Texas. The district appraises property according to the Texas Property Tax Code and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP).

Each taxing unit, such as the county, a city, school district, municipal utility district, etc., sets its own tax rate to generate revenue to pay for such things as police and fire protection, public schools, road and street maintenance, courts, water and sewer systems, and other public services. Appraisals established by Coryell CAD allocate the year’s tax burden on the basis of each taxable property’s January 1st market value.