The Travis Appraisal Review Board (ARB) is an independent group of citizens authorized to resolve disputes between taxpayers and the appraisal district. The ARB sits in panels of three to hear testimony and review evidence to determine property owner protests that were not resolved during the informal process.
During an ARB hearing, both a property owner and a representative from the appraisal district will present their evidence and take questions from a panel of ARB members. Following this presentation, the panel will make a decision regarding the protest. Hearings typically last 15 to 20 minutes. Approximately three to four weeks after the hearing, the property owner will receive a Notice of Final Order via certified mail.
The ARB hearing process will begin in June 2021. Property owners will be allowed to participate in their hearings in several ways:
By phone: Property owners will be allowed to present their case via a telephone hearing. Instructions are available for property owners that wish to take advantage of remote screen sharing during a telephone hearing.
By affidavit: Property owners will be allowed to submit their evidence and arguments by written affidavit.
In person: If requested, property owners will be allowed to attend an in-person hearing at TCAD’s office.
Property owners will be required to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols while inside the facilities.
The Travis ARB will contact property owners with information on their scheduled hearing date and time at least 15 days before their scheduled hearing. That notification will also contain information on how to attend a phone hearing, submit an affidavit, or request an in-person hearing.
Property owners who wish to appeal the decision of the ARB may do so in binding arbitration or District Court.