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Appraisal District Functions

Texas Appraisal Review Board

Section Talking Points

  • Appraisal Review Board responsibilties
  • Communications
  • Organization and meeting

Appraisal Review Board (ARB) responsibilties
The Appraisal Review Board is frequently refered to as the ARB. A Texas Appraisal Review Board settles disagreements between the public and the county appraisal district concerning the value and taxability of property. Taxability includes exemptions. The Appraisal Review Board consists of at least three members from the county that are appointed by the Board of Directors. The ARB may hire legal counsel and it may also use the staff of the appraisal office for clerical assistance.

Communications between the members of an Appraisal Review Board and the Chief Appraiser or appraisal district employees are not allowed other than during legal proceedings. To do so is a Class C misdemeanor.

Organization and meeting
The Appraisal Review Board elects a chairman and a secretary from its members. A majority of the Appraisal Review Board is a quorum. The appraisal district budget sets a per diem amount payable to each member for each day the board meets.

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