|Walter W. Tidwell||Chairman|
|Raymond Velos||Vice Chairman|
|William E. Kolinek||Secretary|
|Anthony J Rock||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 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.
Roberto Valdez, Chief Appraiser for the Uvalde County Appraisal District (UCAD) on May 01, 2021 released the following statement:
Welcome to our website! Our goal is to provide our users with accurate usable information to assist in easily finding any data regarding property taxes in Uvalde County. If there is data you need that does not appear on our website, or if you have suggestions, I invite your input. We are dedicated to serving the citizens of this community in every way possible to ensure that property taxation in Uvalde County is fair and equal.
Uvalde County Appraisal District is open to the public from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday except for posted holidays or other events. Property owners are encouraged to utilize email or mail resources to file applications or submit renditions. Property tax payments can also be paid online or by mail. When visiting the office in-person, please remember to use common sense and wise judgment regarding good health practices.
Uvalde County Appraisal District (UCAD) reserves the right, in accordance with the recommended guidelines from the DSHS, to make changes within the UCAD office that are in the interest of public health safety. It is the individual’s responsibility to not enter public places if they are exhibiting symptoms. Anyone exhibiting symptoms outlined in the DSHS protocols may be asked to conduct UCAD business online, through the US Postal Service or over the phone.
Customers are encouraged to continue utilizing online resources, email, or telephone to conduct their business with the appraisal district. Tighter restrictions may be imposed during Appraisal Review Board (ARB) Hearings. Individuals should periodically check our website for breaking news on the Districts day to day operations.