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central appraisal district (CAD)

Employed when multiple entities are entitled to assess taxes based on the value of real property located within their shared borders. In order to avoid inconsistencies in appraisals and duplication of expenses, the multiple entities will organize and share the expenses of a central appraisal district.

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[19] "Central Appraisal District of Johnson County," "Rates", 2012, http://www.johnsoncad.com/rates.php.
Though the Travis Central Appraisal District is named as one of the defendants of the suit, the target is clearly those in state government.

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