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Appraisal Review Board Applications – 01/02/2023

District Judge Curt W. Brancheau., judge for the state district courts in Ochiltree County, is accepting applications from Ochiltree County citizens interested in serving on the Ochiltree County Appraisal Review Board (ARB) for 2024/2025. Judge Brancheau will appoint members to two-year terms.

Service on the ARB will begin January 2024. Applications must be submitted to Judge Curt W. Brancheau through the Ochiltree County Appraisal District (OCAD).

The ARB is a citizen board that sits in panels of three or five to hear property owner protests that cannot be reviewed informally with OCAD.

ARB service is generally a full-time commitment during the summer months and requires members to be available to serve all day somedays during weekdays and weekends from May through July. ARB members are not always scheduled every day but must be available to serve if needed. ARB members are not considered employees of OCAD but are reimbursed for their time as contract labor.

Candidates for the ARB must be current residents of Ochiltree County, having resided in the county for at least two years; must be up to date on property tax payments for property in Texas or show the tax is being paid under an installment agreement.

Persons who fall into any of the following categories are not eligible to serve:

  • Individuals who are currently employed by the State Comptroller of Public Accounts, or who are a member of the governing body, an officer, or a full-part time employee of a county, city, school district, community college district, or any Other entity supported by local property taxes. • Former governing body members or officers of a taxing unit served by OCAD are ineligible for four full years from the date they ceased to serve in that capacity.
  • Anyone who personally or whose spouse personally, has a contract with local government or an appraisal district. The same restriction applies if the person, or his or her spouse, owns 10 percent or greater interest in a business which contracts with a local government or appraisal district.
  • Persons that have appeared before the ARB for compensation as a tax consultant, accountant, appraiser, or representative of a property owner less than two years before the date the person is appointed.
  • Any individual who has ever been employed by OCAD or other Appraisal District, or has ever served as a member of the OCAD board of directors.
  • Applicants who are presently under indictment or have previously been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.

Applications may be obtained by calling Julia Mendez at Ochiltree County Appraisal District:

806-435-9623 or email:

Please submit applications to:

Judge Curt W. Brancheau.

C/O Julia Mendez

825 S Main st, Suite 100

Perryton, TX 79070

Or email to


Please click the button below to download an application. 

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Request for Electronic Communications – 01/01/2024

Sec. 1.085(a-1) Delivery of Certain Notices by E-Mail. [Effective January 1, 2024]

a) On the written request of the owner of a residential property that is occupied by the owner as the owner's principal residence, the chief appraiser of the appraisal district in which the property is located shall send each notice required by this title related to the following to the e-mail address of the owner:

(1) a change in value of the property;

(2) the eligibility of the property for an exemption;  or

(3) the grant, denial, cancellation, or other change in the status of an exemption or exemption application applicable to the property.

(b) A property owner must provide the e-mail address to which the chief appraiser must send the notices described by Subsection (a) in a request made under that subsection.

(c) A chief appraiser who delivers a notice electronically under this section is not required to mail the same notice to the property owner.

(d) A request made under this section remains in effect until revoked by the property owner in a written revocation filed with the chief appraiser.

(e) After a property owner makes a request under this section and before a chief appraiser may deliver a notice electronically under this section, the chief appraiser must send an e-mail to the address provided by the property owner confirming the owner's request to receive notices electronically.

(f) The chief appraiser of an appraisal district that maintains an Internet website shall provide a form on the website that a property owner may use to electronically make a request under this section.


If you would like to request to receive electronic communication, please fill out and submit the following form.  You can click Here for the form or the form is located under the 'Services" Tab -> Forms and is located under Misc. Forms. "Request for Electronic Delivery of Communication with a Tax Official". Print, complete and send by email to

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Property Owners Can Protest Property Appraisal Values – 05/01/2024

For Immediate Release

May 1, 2024

Property Owners Can Protest Property Appraisal Values

Property owners who disagree with the Wheeler Appraisal District’s appraisal of their property for local taxes or for any other action that adversely affects them may protest to the local appraisal review board (ARB).

A property owner must file a written notice of protest before May 15 or within 30 days after the appraisal district delivers the property owner's notice of appraised value, whichever is later. The ARB will begin hearing taxpayer protests on July 8,2024.

After the ARB completes its hearings and approves final property tax appraisals, taxing units will use these appraisals to set property tax rates. 

The ARB is a group of citizens who live in the appraisal district. in counties with populations less than 75,000, the local administrative district judge appoints ARB members. Otherwise, the appraisal district's board of directors appoints them. Property owners may protest any of the following issues to the ARB. 

  • the property's appraised or market value;
  • unequal property appraisal;
  • the property's inclusion on the appraisal records;
  • denial of a partial exemption, such as a homestead exemption;
  • determination that the property does not qualify for the circuit breaker limitation on appraised value for non-homestead real property;
  • denial of special appraisal, such as agricultural or timber productivity appraisal;
  • determination that agricultural or timberland has had a change of use and is subject to a rollback tax;
  • identification of the taxing unit or taxing units in which the property is located;
  • determination that the taxpayer is the property owner; or 
  • any other action of t he appraisal district office or ARB that adversely affects the owner. 
The ARB schedules a hearing and sends the protesting property owner written notice of the date, time and place of the hearing. The law contains specific timelines and procedures for both the property owner and the ARB throughout the appraisal protest process, as detailed in the Comptroller's publication, Taxpayer Assistance Pamphlet. 
Copies are available from Ochiltree County Appraisal District at 825 S. Main St., Suite 100, Perryton TX 79070.  The publication is also available on the Comptroller's Property Tax Assistance Division's website at
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