ARB Board Members

ARB Board Member Title Term Expires
Don Hancock Chair 12/31/2020
Melody Lowman Co-Chair 12/31/2019
Kimberlee Gosney Secretary 12/31/2020
Bob Rieck   12/31/2020
James (Jim) Davis   12/31/2019
** 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.