ARB Members

2017 Appraisal Review Board Members

ARB Board Member Title
Robert Slupik Chairman
Cynthia S. Bennett Secretary
Hal Herbelin Member
Barry Power Member
Jim Binkley Member
Donna Schmidt Member
Joe Kuehler Member

 

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.  The ARB members are appointed by the Board of Directors to hear and resolve 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.

 

ARB Hearing Procedures

ARB Rules of Order

Model Hearing Procedures for the ARB