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 I get electronic shape files?2021-01-20T13:17:05-06:00

Taxpayers may also purchase a copy of our GIS shape file that include all of Travis County. You must have GIS or ESRI to use the GIS shape file. This information can be put onto a CD or transferred to an FTP site. The cost is $25.

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.

What should I bring to my formal hearing?2020-11-30T19:06:55-06:00

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.

When will I receive the evidence related to my protest?2021-01-20T13:12:13-06:00

Property owners and/or their authorized tax agents that protested using the online eFile system(s) and requested evidence packets will have the evidence made available electronically on the eFile system(s) as time and law allow. Property owners and/or their authorized tax agents that did not use the online eFile system and made a written request to have evidence sent will receive the evidence by general mail as time and law allow. If you did not make a written request to have the evidence sent to you, you may inspect and/or make copies of the evidence at the appraisal districts office 14 days prior to your scheduled hearing during normal business hours by informing staff at the Customer Service department that you wish to inspect your evidence and providing them the account number(s) for the property protested. The evidence packets for ARB hearings are not the same as information requested under the Public Information Act.

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