Total Number of ARB Members - TexasSource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.
|New ARB Members||445||381||401|
|Returning ARB Members||1,260||1,316||1,344|
Texas property owners should protest annually since The appraisal district can’t possibly accurately value all the properties in the county. They need your help to correct over-valuation.
Texas Appraisal Review Board (ARB)
Texas County’s Appraisal Review Board plays a critical role in reviewing and correcting the tax roll initially generated by Texas Appraisal District. Every county in Texas has an appraisal review board. (Note: the exception is Potter and Randall counties which share one appraisal district and appraisal review board.)
The appraisal review board members are supposed to be “separate and apart” from the appraisal district. They swear an oath to be impartial. Their ability to impartially hear and judge property tax disputes solves the second highest number of tax protests, second only to informal hearings.
Texas ARB Members
The total number of Texas appraisal review board members by year, and the portion of new and returning members are illustrated in the graph. This includes ARB members for 254 Texas counties.
Total Days of ARB Hearings in Texas (Average per ARB) Source: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.
|Average # of Days of ARB Hearings|
|Avg Days of ARB hearings||12||12||13||13||13||13.4*||15|
Texas property owners should protest annually To avoid a surprise-increase in property taxes. This happens when the notice of value was lost. A large error in a home value is difficult to fix if not corrected through the normal appeal process.
Days of Texas ARB Hearings? (Average Days per County)
Texas appraisal review board members are required to hold hearings until they have completed their work for the year. This includes hearings all matters protested including valuation, unequal appraisal, situs and exemptions. The total number of days of ARB hearings in Texas in 2018 totaled 3,550. The five counties with the highest number of days of ARB hearings in 2018 were:1) Texas 146, 2) Travis – 134, 3) El Paso – 101, 4) Tom Green – 92 and Lubbock – 87. Thirty-four counties had only one day of hearings and thirty-eight counties had only 2 days of ARB hearings.
Average ARB CompensationSource: Texas Comptroller, compiled by O’Connor, and not affiliated with any appraisal district.
|Average Per Diem Rate|
|Lowest per diem to ARB||$115||$95||$106||$134||$113||$128|
|Median per diem to ARB||$119||$139||$102||$107||$146||$112||$131|
|Highest per diem to ARB||$158||$116||$130||$168||$133||$149|
Texas property owners should protest annually since Texas property taxes are the largest tax payment for many Texans.
Appraisal review board members are paid in almost all counties. Over half (160) of the counties paid the lowest paid ARB members $100 per day or less (this data for 2018); another 56 paid $101 to 150 per day. The highest amounts paid to ARB members per day in 2018 ranged from $200 to $3,200 (34 counties in this range; Brazos reported $3,200 per day which may be an error).