Real County Appraisal Review Board Members
|Anthony “Paul” Panunto||Chairman|
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.
Note: Please note that if you as a taxpayer speak to an ARB member regarding your property that the ARB member will not be able to hear the protest. All calls need to be referred to the Appraisal District to speak to the appraiser in charge of their property or the Chief Appraiser.
BECOMING AN ARB MEMBER
Applications are currently being accepted for Appraisal Review Board members for the 2023 tax appeal season. More information about becoming an Appraisal Review Board Member can be found on our Real County Appraisal Review Board Members page.
To fill out an application to serve, you can print the application online and mail it to our office at:
Real Central Appraisal District
PO Box 158
Leakey Texas 78873
Leakey, TX 78873
Leakey, TX 78873
(Please note The United States Postal Service will not deliver to the physical address. )
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Our office has two bilingual employees to help serve our taxpayers needs. If you need additional assistance please ask for Chief Appraiser Juan Saucedo or School Tax Collector Maria Guerrero
Our Office will be closed in observance of:
January 2nd – New Year’s Day
January 16th – Martin Luther King Day
February 20th – Presidents’ Day
April 7th – Good Friday
May 29th – Memorial Day
June 19th – Juneteenth
June 30th – July Jubilee
July 4th – Fourth of July
September 4th– Labor Day
October 9th – Columbus Day
November 10th – Veterans’ Day
November 23rd – 24th– Thanksgiving Holiday
December 25th – 26th – Christmas Holiday
January 1st – New Year’s Holiday