Appraisal Review Board TrainingReminder to Register for 2002 Comptroller's Seminar
During March and April, the Comptroller’s Property Tax Division (PTD) will conduct appraisal review board (ARB) training seminars in 21 locations. ARB members must complete a Comptroller’s training course before they can participate in ARB hearings.
Section 5.041, Property Tax Code, requires the Comptroller to supervise a training course for ARB members. Those ARB members that have attended a Comptroller's ARB training course do not have to attend another training course in 2002. The certificate issued in previous years is proof of completing the requirement for those ARB members. Any ARB member that attended a course in a previous year may attend this year for review, if he or she so chooses.
The 2002 course will be similar to the preceding years and will focus on acquainting ARB members with their responsibilities, Property Tax Code requirements, and court decisions. The Comptroller’s Appraisal Review Board Manual will serve as the course text, and the Comptroller’s PTD staff will teach the required training course.
A complete listing of the 21 seminar dates and locations is listed below. Each one-day seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. Attendees will be on their own for lunch. Each seminar will conclude around 4:00 that afternoon.
Tuesday, March 5
Region XIX Education Service Center
6611 Boeing Drive
915/780-1919 Wednesday, March 6
Region XVIII Education Service Center
2811 LaForce Blvd.
915/563-2380 Friday, March 8
Region XIII Education Service Center
5701 Springdale Road
512/919-5313 Tuesday, March 19
Region XVI Education Service Center
806/376-5521 Wednesday, March 20
Region XVII Education Service Center
1111 West Loop 289
806/792-4000 Thursday, March 21
Region XV Education Service Center
612 South Irene Street
915/658-6571 Tuesday, March 26
Region IX Education Service Center
301 Loop 11
940/322-6928 Wednesday, March 27
Region XIV Education Service Center
1850 Highway 351
915/675-8600 Thursday, March 28
Region XII Education Service Center
2101 West Loop 340
254/666-0707 Tuesday, April 2
Webb County Appraisal District
3302 Clark Blvd.
956/718-4091 Wednesday, April 3
Region I Education Service Center
1900 West Schunior
956/984-6000 Thursday, April 4
Region II Education Service Center
209 North Water Street
361/561-8400 Friday, April 5
Region XX Education Service Center
1314 Hines Avenue
210/370-5200 Tuesday, April 9
Region V Education Service Center
3545 Highway 96 Bypass in Silsbee
409/386-1111 Wednesday, April 10
Sam Houston Museum
Walker Education Building
1402 19th Street
936/294-1831 Thursday, April 11
Houston Community College
Conference and Training Center, 2nd Floor
3100 Main Street (between US59 and IH45)
713/718-2000 Friday, April 12
Region III Education Service Center
1905 Leary Lane
361/573-0731 Tuesday, April 16
Region VIII Education Service Center
2230 N. Edwards Avenue
903/572-8551 Wednesday, April 17
Region VII Education Service Center
818 East Main
903/984-3071 Thursday, April 18
Richardson Independent School District
Professional Development Center
701 W. Beltline Road
469/593-0504 Friday, April 19
Region XI Education Service Center
3001 North Freeway
Everyone planning to attend an ARB seminar needs to complete the registration form. The $10 registration fee must be paid in advance of the seminar. The registration deadline for all seminars is February 15, 2002. PTD will accept late registrations as space permits.
The seminars are also open to taxpayers and appraisal district staff. ARB members, however, will receive priority at registration. Others will be registered on a first-come, first-serve basis as room size permits.
If the appraisal district board of directors has not appointed all ARB members by the registration deadline, simply write “To Be Appointed” in the space for the ARB member’s name.
If you have any questions, please e-mail questions to email@example.com or call the PTD’s technical assistance hotline at 1-800-252-9121, extension 5-0175. In Austin, call (512) 305-0175.