ARB Members

The Role Of The Appraisal Review Board Members

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.

Austin CAD ARB Members:
Lester Bernard – Chairman
David Franklin
Robert Beachboard
Richard Fry
Weldon Hall
Don Turner

 

Please be aware, there is NO CHARGE to file a homestead exemption application with the appraisal district. Homestead applications are available: on this website on the forms page, at the Austin County Appraisal District office located at 906 E. Amelia St. Bellville, TX 77418, or the Texas Comptroller web site at https://comptroller.texas.gov (Enter Homestead Exemption in the search box.). Please contact our office at 979-865-9124 if you have any questions concerning this matter.
Contact Information
979-865-9124979-865-3296austincad@gmail.com
906 E. Amelia St.
Bellville, Texas 77418
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chief Appraiser
Greg Cook, RPA
2021 DUE DATES

2021 Notices of Appraised Value will be sent to property owners whose value increased $1000 or more, new property owners, and owners who had an exemption removed. Please feel free to call the Appraisal District if you have any questions.

Business Personal Property Renditions are due by April 15, 2021.

Applications for 1-d-1 (Open-Space) Agricultural Use are due before May 1, 2021

Applications for Residence Homestead Exemptions are due before May 1, 2021