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Dustin Vernor named New Chief Appraiser

The Board of Directors of Bandera Central Appraisal District met on June 10 to approve the hiring of Dustin Vernor who will head the local appraisal district. Vernor and his family will relocate from the Denton area where he has headed the Business Personal Property Department.

“We are very pleased that Mr. Vernor has accepted our offer and the job and can begin work very soon. We feel he will be a good fit for the district having worked here before and lived in our area,” Board Chairman Bo Mansfield said, Vernor is walking into the district at a time where protests are very active again this year as the real estate market continues to surge. Over 3,000 protests have been filed so far this year and more are expected before the deadline.

“My focus, in the various districts where I have worked, is always on serving the public. I am pleased that Mr. Davis emphasized that with the staff, and I will continue to work toward excellence in customer service at every turn,” Vernor said.

Vernor graduated from Nueces Canyon High School and attended college at Texas A&M University, Kingsville earning his degree in Economics. After leaving Bandera the first time, he attended nursing school and became a licensed surgical nurse but decided later to go back into the appraisal field.
Vernor managed a staff of 10 in Denton so the numbers of personnel in Bandera will be very similar to what he supervised there. He has also worked as a commercial appraiser and a residential appraiser in his career and is very familiar with the software used by the appraisal district.

Vernor is married to his wife of 20 years, Bethany, and he has two children: a grown son, Braxton, who is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hunting and fishing; and a daughter, Katy, who plans to finish her high school career at Utopia, the school where she started a number of years ago.

“I was born in Kerrville and grew up right here in the Texas Hill Country. This seems like a move back home for us,” Vernor said. “We hope this will be a place where we spend many years and make many friends.”

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Welcome to Bandera Central Appraisal District!


The Bandera Central Appraisal District is responsible for fairly determining the value of all real and business personal property within Bandera County, Texas.  The district appraises property according to the Texas Property Tax Code and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP).

VALUE x Tax Rate = Property Tax

  • Value: the worth of a property determined by the BANCAD
  • Tax Rate: percentage by which the assessed value of a property is multiplied to determine the tax bill.
  • Property Tax: the annual expense homeowners face to provide revenue for local governments’ spending on schools, libraries, parks, police and fire protection, etc.
  • After the VALUE is determined, BANCAD’s role in the formula is complete!

Taxing Entities of Bandera County:

Bandera County* City of Bandera
Bandera ISD Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District
Medina ISD Flying ‘L’ Ranch Public Utility District
Northside ISD Utopia / Vanderpool Area ESD #1
Utopia ISD

* Includes 2 road taxes

Utopia ISD Tax Office Information can be obtained at:

Bandera County Tax Office

P.O. Box 368

Bandera, TX 78003

Phone : (830) 796-3731