About the Appraisal Review Board
The Appraisal Review Board (ARB) is a group of citizens who have been appointed by the Board of Directors to hear appeals of property owners in Bastrop County. Members of the ARB must have lived in the county for at least two years. ARB members serve two-year staggered terms and are limited to 3 consecutive terms.
The ARB presides over the formal hearings during the appeals process, determining the market value of the property in question based on information presented to them by the property owner (or the owner’s agent) and the Appraisal District representative.
“The Appraisal Review Board (ARB) is a group of impartial citizens that serve as the judicial part of the protest system. The ARB is a separate and independent body from the Bastrop Central Appraisal District and serves a different function. The ARB hears and resolves disputes over appraisal matters based on evidence provided by both the taxpayer and the Appraisal District. While this is a broad and important responsibility, the ARB must be sensitive to its legal and practical limits while adhering to Texas Property Tax Codes. The ARB has authority over matters submitted to it and has no role in the day to day operations of the appraisal office or in appraising property. Except where it is deciding a taxpayer protest, the ARB has no authority to change a value or change the appraisal records directly.”
For additional information about the Appraisal Review Board, please visit our ARB Members page.
Contact information –
Bastrop County Appraisal Review Board
c/o Bastrop Central Appraisal District
212 Jackson Stree; PO Box 578
Bastrop, TX 78602