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Property Tax Binding Request 41A.04

Property Tax Arbitration Application Shall Include Reason for Binding Arbitration, Opinion of Value

Section 41A.04 – Contents of Binding Request Form

The legislature set strict limits on information the Texas Comptroller can require in a binding arbitration request. The only three items that may be requested are 1) a brief statement of the reason for the appeal, 2) the owner’s opinion of value and 3) any other information the comptroller may need to select an arbitrator.

However, the comptroller’s binding arbitration application form contains many items beyond those in the statute.

Sec. 41A.04. Contents of Request Form.

The comptroller by rule shall prescribe the form of a request for binding arbitration under this chapter. The form must require the property owner to provide only:

(1) a brief statement that explains the basis for the property owner’s appeal of the appraisal review board order;

(2) a statement of the property owner’s opinion of the appraised or market value, as applicable, of the property that is the subject of the appeal; and

(3) any other information reasonably necessary for the appraisal district to request appointment of an arbitrator.

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 372 (S.B. 1351), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 912 (H.B. 182), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.

These codes affect property owners across the state, in both larger and smaller counties including:

  • Tarrant County
  • Harris County
  • Brazoria County
  • Fort Bend County
  • Collin County
  • Travis County
  • Dallas County
  • Cherokee County
  • Matagorda County
  • Brazos County
  • Starr County
  • Johnson County
  • Victoria County
  • Walker County
  • Rusk County
  • Wharton County
  • Henderson County

The Texas Property Tax Code applies to all property types in Texas including:

  • Used car lot
  • Bar
  • Warehouse
  • Subsidized housing
  • Student housing
  • Skating rink
  • Auto salvage yard
  • Manufacturing/processing
  • Apartments
  • Drugstore

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