Appraisal Review Board

The Role Of The Appraisal Review Board Members

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 important 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 protests 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:

Larry Colligan

Bryan Ready

Naymon Walters

Lynette Barks

HCAD is currently looking to fill a spot on the Appraisal Review Board. If you are interested, please turn in an application to the office manager as soon as possible. Applications can be turned in at the office or via email at hcad@gtbizclass.com.

Appraisal Review Board Member Application