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Organization

  • Board of Directors

The Appraisal District Board of Directors Role in the Property Tax System
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The local property tax system follows the principle of checks and balances.  An appraisal district board of directors hires the chief appraiser, sets the budget, and appoints the appraisal review board members.

The directors have no authority to set values or appraisal methods.  The chief appraiser carries out the appraisal district’s legal duties, hires staff, makes the appraisal and operates the appraisal office.

Board Members
Kenny Burkhalter—Chairman
Eileen Lewis—Vice Chair
Curtis Davis
Richard Worley—Secretary
John Landis
Shirley Cook—TAC

**The Board of Directors do NOT appraise property, hear protest, or make decisions affecting appraisal records.**

 

 

  • Appraisal Review Board

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 importance 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 protest can the ARB make changes or set a value on its own.  Such a change only affects the property in question.

**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.**

Appraisal Review Board Members
Roy Keith
Olan Webb
Naymon Walters
David Robertson
Lynette Barks

 

  • Ag Advisory Committee

Jon Ellis
Wayne Williford
Jerry Marcontell

 

   

 

 

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