ARB Board Members

2016 Member Information Term Expires
ROSS SMITH -- CHAIR
PO BOX 237
HARPER, TX 76849
830-459-4478 (cell) 830-864-4004 (work)
12/31/2018
CASSIE HOFFMAN -- SECRETARY
3531 RANCH RD 479
LONDON, TX 76854
830-928-3533 (cell) 325-446-2531 (work)
Email: choffman@junctionnational.com
12/31/2017
LEOLA DUNBAR ADAMS
315 WEST ST
JUNCTION, TX 76849
325-446-2007 (home)
12/31/2017
KENNETH WAITES
5122 N. US HWY 377
JUNCTION, TX 76849
325-446-9300 (work)
Email: kenneth@kerrcountyfcu.com
12/31/2018
BILL MEEKS
979 PERIL RD
HARPER, TX 78631
830-864-4170 (home) 830-739-9235 (cell)
Email: raftermranch5@gmail.com
12/31/2018
** ARB MEMBERS CAN SERVE 3-- 2 YR TERMS

 

The ARB's Role in the Property Tax System

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.