Appointing an Agent
You may represent yourself in any property tax matter. Or, you may appoint a representative — commonly called an “agent” — to handle specific duties. You don’t need an agent to file for exemptions on your home — just get an application form from your appraisal district.
To appoint an agent, you must give that person written authorization to represent you. You must use a special “Appointment of Agent” form (Form No. 50-162), available from the appraisal district or the Comptroller’s office. No form is necessary if the person is your attorney, mortgage lender, employee, or a person who is simply acting as a courier.
The agent may represent you in one or more areas that you designate on the form: to file notices of protest, to present before the ARB, to negotiate on any value disputes, to receive notices or tax bills, or to handle any other specific action. The agent also may represent you for general tax purposes.
The form asks for a date when your authorization to this person ends. If you don’t give an ending date, the agent continues to represent you indefinitely, until you file a statement ending the appointment, or you appoint a new agent.