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Disaster Relief Information

Update from the County Judge regarding December 26 Tornado Relief Efforts:

“The last few days have highlighted the critical necessity and tremendous value of teamwork,” stated Bush in an email Monday afternoon. “The numerous first response organizations and volunteers met, and continue to meet, the challenges of the disaster that has burdened our community. Without that collaboration and commitment to securing the safety and well-being of our county, our citizens would undoubtedly be in more dire straits. I am thankful, not only for the professional response of this incredible team, but for the compassion that drives its efforts and the generosity of countless others that support it. On behalf of the county, I’d like to express our gratitude.”

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Pictured above:  Relief meeting held December 29, 2015 for the victims of the December 26 Tornado organized by the United Way of West Ellis County.


Ellis County Properties Damaged by Weather
During the 2015 Holiday Season

Ellis County Residents – The Ellis Appraisal District is aware of many areas of Ellis County that were hit by the tornados and high winds during the 2015 Holiday Season. We want you to know we are so sorry you have experienced this loss and we want to do everything we can to help you. We have an opportunity to adjust your property values for 2016 to reflect the damage done and your property’s condition as of January 1, 2016. January 1 is the appraisal date established in law for most properties. We think it is important to reach out directly to those of you with a loss and give you a way to let us know if your property suffered damage. 

If possible, please send an email to
with the following information:

Subject Line: 2015 Property Damage

  1. Property Owner Name
  2. Property Address
  3. Email
  4. Cell Phone Number
  5. Date Your Property Was Damaged
  6. If available, Description of Damage
  7. If available, Estimated Cost of Repairs

If you do not have email available, please give us a call at 972.937.3552 or send us a note with this information to Ellis Appraisal District, PO Box 878, Waxahachie, TX 75168 

Also, if you have had to relocate during this time and will not be able to receive mail at your damaged property, we encourage you to complete a Change of Address Form so that we can make sure to deliver your 2016 Notice of Appraised Value. Please either come into our office at 400 Ferris Avenue, Waxahachie, TX or visit the Forms Tab on our website at
www.elliscad.com to find the Authorization for Change of Address Form.

We also want you to know that if the damaged property is your home and you had an existing Homestead Exemption, it will remain in place for 2016 as long as you do not claim a different property as your Homestead for 2016.

Please email us at or give us a call at 972.937.3552 with any questions or concerns.

For the latest information and updates on the recovery, please visit Ellis County Emergency Management on Facebook or Twitter.