As a member of the Travis Appraisal Review Board (TARB), you will sit in panels of three and listen to property owners protest the market value of their property set by Travis Central Appraisal District. The taxpayer and the appraisal district will both present testimony and evidence and the TARB panel members will weigh that evidence to determine the fair market value of the property. You will base your final decision upon the facts presented to you, while adhering to the Texas Property Tax Code and the laws of this state.
- Be available to work full days, Monday through Friday and 2 Saturdays during the protest season May through October, and for mandatory training days between February and June
- Have been a Travis County resident for the last two years
The Local Administrative District Judge appoints ARB members for two-year terms. ARB members are not employees of the appraisal district and are not eligible for employee benefits by their review board service. Compensation for ARB members is a minimum per Diem of $150 per day.
The Local Administrative District Judge will review all questionnaires received and will contact respondents to schedule an interview. If selected as a candidate to serve, you will be subject to a background investigation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your protest will be dismissed if you do not appear in person, through a valid affidavit, by agent, or by pre-scheduled telephone hearing. You may request that the ARB Chairperson reopen the hearing by sending a letter within 4 days of the dismissal citing the “good cause” reason for failure to appear.
In-person hearings are conducted at the Travis Central Appraisal District office located at 850 E Anderson Lane. The hearing letter you receive will have specific instructions regarding the location of your hearing.
The Appraisal Review Board (ARB) sets protest hearing schedules. You will receive a notice of protest hearing letter by general mail at least 15 days before the scheduled formal hearing date. Included with that letter will be a copy of Property Taxpayer’s Remedies (a publication of the State Comptroller’s Office), a copy of the ARB hearing procedures, and a statement that you have the right to inspect the information that the Appraisal District plans to introduce at your hearing.
Please bring your hearing letter to expedite the check in process. You should also bring any information that you want to present to support the value you think is correct. Bring 5 sets of the evidence to the formal hearing.
Can’t find the answer you’re looking for?
Check out our Frequently Asked Question library or contact us for more information.