THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS ROLE IN THE PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM
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, policies and appoints the Appraisal Review Board members. The Board of Directors have no authority to set values or appraisal methods. The Chief Appraiser carries out the appraisal district’s legal duties, hires the staff, does the appraisal work, and oversees the day to day operations of the Central Appraisal District.
SHACKELFORD CAD BOARD MEMBERS
Clint Bumguardner – Chairman
John Tate – Vice Chairman
Russell Chapman – Secretary
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. The ARB has a very important role and responsibility in the appraisal process, and 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 appraisal process. 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 protests can the ARB make changes or set a value on its own. Such a change only affects the property in question.
Prospective members of the ARB must fill out an application and submit it to the appraisal district. The district will pass the applications along to the district judge for appointments to be made.
ARB BOARD MEMBERS
Shane Fields – Chairman
Jim Nobles – Secretary
ARB Member Application – ARB Application
Please feel free to contact the Appraisal District directly with any questions regarding your property’s appraised value or the collection of taxes.