The 2017 Board of Directors of
the Brazoria County Appraisal District
This page last revised 6/22/2017
An Introduction to the Board of Directors
The board generally meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Official notices of these hearings are posted on our website (see above-right, "Public Notices"), the Brazoria County Clerk's website and on the outermost doors of the 1st floor of our office. The board may meet at any time at the call of the chairman or as provided by board rule. However, the board must meet at least once each calendar quarter. The board must provide reasonable time at meetings for public comment on CAD and ARB policies and procedures and allow a reasonable amount of time for a taxpayer liaison officer’s report if applicable.
The Purpose and Responsibilities
The board of directors is an authoritative body of individuals that govern our local appraisal district. The board serves as part of the local property tax system equation of checks and balances. The board of directors hires the chief appraiser, and approves our annual budget.
The directors have no authority to set values or appraisal methods. The chief appraiser is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the appraisal district board of directors. It is the responsibility of the chief appraiser to carry out the appraisal district's legal duties, hire staff, administer the annual appraisal process, and operate the appraisal office.
The following is a nonexclusive list of the primary responsibilities of the board of directors under the Property Tax Code:
Information, in part, taken from the 2015 Appraisal District Director’s Manual published by the Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. For more information regarding how board members are elected and their responsibilities, see the section of the Texas Property Tax Code that discusses the board by clicking here.