About the Appraisal Review Board
In counties with a population of 120,000 or more the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) is appointed by the local administrative district judge. There is an application process prior to the appointment. The board members must be a resident of the district and must have resided in the district for at least two years. The members of the board hold office for terms of two years beginning January 1.
The ARB presides over the formal hearings during the appeals process, determining the market value of the property in question based on information presented to them by the property owner (or the owner’s agent) and the appraisal district representative.
“The Appraisal Review Board (ARB) is a group of impartial citizens that serve as the judicial part of the protest system. The ARB is a separate and independent body from the Williamson Central Appraisal District and serves a different function. The ARB hears and resolves disputes over appraisal matters based on evidence provided by both the taxpayer and the appraisal district. While this is a broad and important responsibility, the ARB must be sensitive to its legal and practical limits while adhering to Texas property tax codes. The ARB has authority over matters submitted to it and has no role in the day to day operations of the appraisal office or in appraising property. Except where it is deciding a taxpayer protest, the ARB has no authority to change a value or change the appraisal records directly.”
Williamson Central Appraisal District Appraisal Review Board
c/o Williamson Central Appraisal District
625 FM 1460
Georgetown TX 78626-8050
Helpful links –
Appraisal Review Board of Williamson County
Appraisal Review Board Hearing Procedures
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