The Appraisal District 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 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 the staff, makes the appraisals and operates the appraisal office.
At each regularly scheduled meeting, the Chairman of the Board of Directors will welcome the visitors and will allow up to five (5) minutes for each visitor to address the Board. Anyone wishing to address the Board is requested to sign-in and identify the topic or agenda item they wish to discuss.
The Chief Appraiser may delegate authority to District employees, as necessary. The Chief Appraiser and his/her staff appraise the properties in the District. Property owner concerns about property appraisal should be discussed with the Appraisal District staff. Concerns that cannot be resolved at the staff level should be addressed by written protest to the Appraisal Review Board.
Public Access to the Board of Directors
It is the policy of the Board of Directors to provide the public with a reasonable opportunity to address the Board concerning the polices and procedures of the Appraisal District and on any other issues within the Board’s jurisdiction. Generally, the Board’s statutory duties and jurisdictions involve:
- Adopting the District’s annual budget
- Contracting for necessary services
- Hiring the Chief Appraiser and assigning responsibilities to the position
- Making general policy regarding the operation of the District
- Appointing Appraisal Review Board members
|Z T Burkett||Chairman|