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The ARB’s Role in the Property Tax System

The appraisal review board (ARB) is the judicial part of the system. The ARB is a separate body from the appraisal office and serves a different function. It hears and resolves disputes over appraisal matters. This is a very broad and important responsibility, but the ARB must be sensitive to its legal and practical limits.

First, the ARB only has authority over matters submitted to it. The ARB has no role in the day to day operations of the appraisal office or in appraising property.

Except where it is deciding a protest, challenge or a correction motion, the ARB has no authority to change a value or correct the appraisal records directly. In a challenge, it must order the chief appraiser to reappraise or correct the records related to the challenge. Only in resolving taxpayer protests can the ARB make changes or set a value on its own. Such a change only affects the property in question.

Note: Please note that if you as a taxpayer speak to an ARB member regarding your property that the ARB member will not be able to hear the protest. All calls need to be referred to the Appraisal District to speak to the appraiser in charge of their property or the Chief Appraiser.

The ARB members are:

Board Member Title
Tommy Brown, Jr. Member
Karen Schenck Member
Michael Invergo Member
Richard Lane Member
Michael Scott Foster Member


Appraisal Review Board Meeting Agendas

Date Agenda
May 17, 2016 Agenda
June 7, 2016 Agenda
June 9, 2016 Agenda
June 14, 2016 Agenda
June 21, 2016 Agenda
June 23, 2016 Agenda
June 28, 2016 Agenda
June 30, 2016 Agenda
July 7, 2016 Agenda
July 12, 2016 Agenda
July 14, 2016 Agenda
July 19, 2016 Agenda
August 18, 2016 Agenda
February 24, 2017 Agenda