If you’re not in the commercial tax appraisal business, you may be confused by the variety of entities we have to work within Fort Worth. The most frequent terms you’ll hear are “Tarrant Appraisal District” and “Tarrant Appraisal Review Board.” To make sure you understand who is responsible for what in the Forth Worth area, we have put together the most relevant information about these entities for you.
TARRANT APPRAISAL DISTRICT
The Tarrant Appraisal District (TAD) is responsible for appraising taxable property for the taxing units within Tarrant County. They are responsible for property tax appraisal and exemption administration for seventy-three jurisdictions or taxing units in Tarrant county, such as the county, city, school districts, etc. TAD also administers and determines eligibility for various property tax exemptions authorized by state and local governments.
TAD has three appraisal departments responsible for the valuation of all real estate and personal property: Commercial Appraisal, Business Personal Property Appraisal, and Residential Appraisal.
THE TARRANT APPRAISAL REVIEW BOARD
The Tarrant Appraisal Review Board (ARB) is appointed by the local administrative district judge for Tarrant County. The ARB is comprised of an independent group of 70 citizen members. They are responsible for hearing and resolving property tax protests from property owners. When there is a dispute between the appraisal from the appraisal district and the property owner, the ARB provides an independent, impartial review and decision of the case. If you think the appraised value of your property is incorrect, the Tarrant Appraisal Review Board is who receives your property value protest. They handle the scheduling of hearings and deciding each property tax protest case.
At Property Consulting Group we have worked extensively with both the Tarrant Appraisal District and the Tarrant Appraisal Review Board.
May 31st is your deadline for filing a property tax protest, contact us today to protest your Houston commercial property tax appraisal. 281-880-6500