ARB Appointments2021-12-18T19:00:35-06:00

ARB APPOINTMENTS

As a member of the Travis Appraisal Review Board (TARB) you will sit in panels of three to listen to property owner protest of the market values set by Travis Central Appraisal District.  You’ll be presented with testimony and evidence by both the taxpayer and the appraisal district and will weigh that evidence to determine the fair market value of the property.  Your final decision will be based upon the facts offered to you while adhering to the Texas Property Tax Code and the laws of this state.

  • Must be available when scheduled by the ARB Chair throughout the protest season (May 1st- October 31st)
  • In addition to being scheduled as needed throughout the year, several days of mandatory paid training will be scheduled prior to June 1st.
  • Candidates must have been a Travis County resident for the last two years

ARB members are appointed by the Local Administrative District Judge 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. ARB members are paid 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 you are selected as a candidate to serve, you will be subject to a background investigation.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can someone else represent me during my protest?2021-01-20T13:14:04-06:00

Yes. If the person you are authorizing is not a co-owner listed on the deed and is a licensed property tax consultant (also called an agent), you must provide written authorization on the Comptroller’s mandated Authorization of Agent form. It must be , signed by you, the property owner, naming the person to represent you. The person you select should be able to discuss the property from personal knowledge and should file the form as soon as possible. At the very least, the person must bring the appropriate form to the ARB hearing.

If the person you wish to represent you is not a licensed property tax consultant, there must be some legal authorization that allows the person to speak on your behalf (power of attorney or licensed attorney). Similarly, the person you select should be able to discuss the property from personal knowledge.

You may bring someone with you to the hearing that can speak during the hearing. However in this circumstance you must be present to identify on the record that the person is speaking on your behalf.

Can I get a list of sales to help me in my protest?2021-01-20T13:15:00-06:00

Per Section 22.27 of the Texas Property Tax Code, the Appraisal District is prohibited from disclosing sales information gathered from a private source. Taxpayers who have protested his or her property value are entitled to the sales used to value his or her property, but no other sales information.

Where are ARB hearings conducted?2020-11-30T19:01:42-06:00

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.

How do I submit an affidavit before my hearing?2021-01-20T13:16:04-06:00

The affidavit and supporting documents must be received by the ARB before the scheduled hearing date. Delivering them to our office in person is best. If you mail them, it is a good idea to send them return receipt requested. Be sure to mail them in plenty of time and be sure the address is correct. The affidavit must state that you swear or affirm that the information it contains is true, and sworn to before someone authorized to verify the Affidavit . Be sure to clearly place in the affidavit or a cover letter, the property owner’s name, address, account number, property description, and the date and time of the hearing.

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