County Appraisal District Chief Appraiser
Section Talking Points
- Chief Appraiser responsibilties
- Budget and financing
Chief Appraiser responsibilties
The chief appraiser is the head of the county appraisal district appraisal office. The board of directors appoints and directs the chief appraiser and it also determins the chief appraiser's compensation. The appraisal district may not contract with an independent contractor to perform the duties of the chief appraiser.
The chief appraiser employs professional, clerical, and other personnel for the appraisal district's operations. The chief appraiser may also delegate authority to appraisal office employees. The appraisal district may not employ or contract with an individual or the spouse of an individual who is related to the chief appraiser.
Budget and financing
The chief appraiser may dispurse funds if authorized by the board of directors. The board of directos of an appraisal district may restrict the chief appraiser's actions relating to the finances or administration of the appraisal district. Every year the chief appraiser prepares a budget for the appraisal district's operation for the next tax year. The chief appraiser includes a list showing each proposed position, the proposed salaries and benefits, each proposed capital expenditure, as well as the budget allocation for each taxing unit. For additional details on the budget process go to our Appraisal District Budget section.