New Privacy Law Makes Some Appraisal Information Unavailable on Appraisal District Websites
As the result of legislation enacted by the 79th Texas Legislature, some information formerly carried in the property records on appraisal district websites will no longer be available over the Internet.
SB 541, effective September 1, 2005, provides that appraisal district websites cannot display photographs, sketches, or floor plans of an improvement to real property that is designed primarily for use as a human residence.
On the Potter-Randall Appraisal District website, www.prad.org , the change will impact all photographs and sketches. PRAD had not previously placed property photographs on its website.
The bill was passed as a public safety measure. While the information will no longer be available on appraisal district websites, it can be accessed under the Texas Public Information Act. Please contact the appraisal district office.