Appraisal Review Board Seminars
Reminder to Register ARB Members
During March and April 2004, the Comptroller’s Property Tax Division (PTD) will conduct appraisal review board (ARB) training seminars in 21 locations. By law, ARB members must complete a Comptroller’s training course before they can participate in ARB hearings.
Tax Code Section 5.041 requires the Comptroller’s office to supervise a training course for ARB members. Those ARB members that have previously attended a Comptroller’s ARB training course do not have to attend another training course in 2004. The certificate issued for a prior year meets the attendance requirement. Any ARB member, however, may attend this training, if he or she so chooses.
The 2004 course will be similar to the preceding years and will focus on acquainting ARB members with their responsibilities, Property Tax Code requirements, new 2004 law changes 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 appears below. Each one-day seminar will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. Attendees will be on their own for lunch.
Wednesday, March 3
Region IX Education Service Center
301 Loop 11
940/322-6928 Thursday, March 4
Region XIV Education Service Center
1850 Highway 351
325/675-8600 Friday, March 5
Region XII Education Service Center
2101 West Loop 340
254/666-0707 Tuesday, March 9
Region XVI Education Service Center
5800 Bell Street
806/376-5521 Wednesday, March 10
Region XVII Education Service Center
1111 West Loop 289
806/792-4000 Thursday, March 11
Region XV Education Service Center
612 South Irene Street
325/658-6571 Friday, March 12
Region XIII Education Service Center
5701 Springdale Road
512/919-5313 Tuesday, March 23
Webb County Appraisal District
3302 Clark Blvd.
956/718-4091 Wednesday, March 24
Region I Education Service Center
1900 West Schunior
956/984-6000 Thursday, March 25
Region II Education Service Center
209 North Water Street
361/561-8400 Friday, March 26
Region XX Education Service Center
1314 Hines Avenue
210/370-5200 Tuesday, March 30
Region V Education Service Center
3545 Highway 96 Bypass in Silsbee
409/386-5521 Wednesday, March 31
Region VI Education Service Center
3332 Montgomery Road
936/295-9161 Thursday, April 1
Region IV Education Service Center
7145 West Tidwell
713/462-7708 Friday, April 2
Region III Education Service Center
1905 Leary Lane
361/573-0731 Wednesday, April 7
Region XIX Education Service Center
6611 Boeing Drive
915/780-1919 Thursday, April 8
Region XVIII Education Service Center
2811 LaForce Blvd.
432/563-2380 Tuesday, April 13
Region VIII Education Service Center
2230 N. Edwards Avenue
903/572-8551 Wednesday, April 14
Region VII Education Service Center
1909 N. Longview Street
903/988-6700 Thursday, April 15
Region X Education Service Center
904 Abrams Road
972/348-1750 Friday, April 16
Region XI Education Service Center
3001 North Freeway
To attend an ARB seminar, complete the registration form and pay the $10 registration fee in advance of the seminar. The registration deadline for all seminars is February 17, 2004. PTD will accept late registrations only as space permits. The registration form is a PDF file. If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you will need to download the latest version to view and print the form.
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 space 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.
Please send any questions by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the PTD’s Technical Assistance at 1-800-252-9121, extension 5-0175. In Austin, call 512/475-0175.