If you are interested in serving on the ARB board for Collin County please fill out our online application here.
Qualifications for Appointment
To be eligible to serve on the board, an individual must be at least 18 years old, must currently reside in Collin County, and must have resided in Collin County for at least the last two years.
You cannot be a current or former member of the board of directors, former officer, or former employee of the Collin Central Appraisal District.
You cannot be a current member of the governing body or an officer or an employee of a taxing unit (a local government that levies property taxes) in this state. This includes part-time employment. Taxing units include the counties, school districts, cities, community and junior college districts that levy property taxes, and special districts that levy property taxes.
You cannot be a former member of the governing body or officer of a taxing unit for which the Collin Central Appraisal District appraises property, until the fourth anniversary of the date you ceased to be a member or officer.
You cannot have appeared before the Appraisal Review Board for compensation during the two year period preceding the date appointed.
You cannot be a current employee of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
You are ineligible if you own property on which delinquent taxes have been owed to a taxing unit for more than 60 days after the date you knew or should have known of the delinquency, unless the taxes are being paid under an installment agreement under Section 33.02, Tax Code, or the taxes are deferred or abated under Section 33.06 or 33.065, Tax Code.
Neither you nor your spouse may currently be a party to a contract with this appraisal district or a taxing unit served by the Collin Central Appraisal District.
No business in which you have a substantial interest (defined as ownership by you and/or your spouse of at least 10% of the voting stock or shares of the business entity or service by you or your spouse as a partner, limited partner, or officer of the business entity) may currently be a party to a contract with the Collin Central Appraisal District or a taxing unit served by the Collin Central Appraisal District.
You cannot be related within the second degree, by consanguinity or affinity, to (1) a person who does business as a paid property tax consultant in Collin County; or (2) a person who performs appraisals for use in property tax proceedings in Collin County; and you cannot be related within the third degree by consanguinity or the second degree by affinity to an officer or member of the board of directors of the Collin Central Appraisal District or Collin Appraisal Review Board. Relatives within the second degree include your spouse, parent, child, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, brother or sister, spouse of a brother or sister, stepchild, stepparent, father-in-law, mother-in-law, and the brother or sister of your spouse. Relatives by consanguinity within the third degree also include great-grandparents, great-grandchildren, the brother or sister of either of your parents, and nieces and nephews.
You cannot have served more than three full or partial 2-year terms on the Collin Appraisal Review Board; and may not be eligible if you have served more than three full or partial 2-year or 1-year terms on any Appraisal Review Board in Texas.
You must pass a criminal background investigation to be conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety at the request of the Collin Central Appraisal District.
You must be available to work, to attend mandatory training and workshops as scheduled. Normally, that includes at least one or two days in January, two or three days in the Spring, at least two weeks at the end of May, every day in June, the first two weeks of July, a week in August, a week in September, four or five days in October, two or three days in November and one day in December.
You must be able to receive and send emails regarding your schedules to work and any days off that you request. We usually have more members than we need for any day because members can request to not be scheduled on certain days for doctor’s appointments, trips, etc. But, we request that you not schedule trips or appointments during our busiest times in May, June and July.
You must be of good moral character, able to hear normal conversations and to clearly read characters and see images on a monitor.