FBCAD (Fort Bend Central Appraisal District) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas — established in 1982 — for the purpose of discovering and appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes — for each local taxing unit — within the boundaries of the district.
The Harris County Appraisal District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas established in 1980 for the purpose of discovering and appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes for each taxing unit within the boundaries of the district. The district has approximately 1.8 million parcels of property to assess each year with a total market value of approximately $575 billion. The appraisal district in Harris County is the largest in Texas, serving approximately 500 taxing units, and one of the largest appraisal districts in the United States.
The City Planning and Zoning Division oversees current and long range planning functions. This includes site plan applications, specific use permits, variances, re-zonings and zoning and comprehensive plan amendments.