Property Tax Professionals

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On November 21, 2013, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation amended the Property Tax Professionals administrative rules o implement changes made by House Bill 585 and Senate Bill 546, enacted in 2013 by the 83rd Texas Legislature. These changes include a reduction in the initial license and renewal fees for the Property Tax Professionals program. TDLR estimates this fee reduction will result in a savings for licensees of $36,333 annually, with an estimated five-year savings of $181,665. The justification for the adoption is online.

The amended Property Tax Professionals rules are effective January 1, 2014 and include:

  • clarification that elected county assessor-collectors and employees are not required to register with TDLR;
  • a reduction in the number of USPAP hours an appraiser must complete from 7 to 3.5 for core education (if the 15 hour USPAP course has not been completed in the previous two years);
  • a reduction in the number of USPAP continuing education hours required for RPAs from 7 to 3.5;
  • defining the legislatively-expanded Chief Appraisers continuing education requirement to include a unique two hour ethics course, and not provide any continuing education credit for courses labeled as “Collections. ”  (The rule affecting Chief Appraiser’s continuing education is not effective until January 1, 2015.)

The following fee reductions went into effect January 1, 2014 for initial applications:

Appraiser

  • Current Initial Application Fee: $105
  • REDUCED Initial Application Fee (1/1/2014): $100
  • SAVINGS: 5%

Collector

  • Current Initial Application Fee: $105
  • REDUCED Initial Application Fee (1/1/2014): $100
  • SAVINGS: 5%

Assessor/Collector

  • Current Initial Application Fee: $105
  • REDUCED Initial Application Fee (1/1/2014): $100
  • SAVINGS: 5%

The following fee reductions take effect February 1, 2014 for renewals:

Appraiser

  • Current Renewal Fee: $55
  • REDUCED Renewal Fee (2/1/2014): $45
  • SAVINGS: 18%

Collector

  • Current Renewal Fee: $55
  • REDUCED Renewal Fee (2/1/2014): $45
  • SAVINGS: 18%

Assessor/Collector

  • Current Renewal Fee: $55
  • REDUCED Renewal Fee (2/1/2014): $45
  • SAVINGS: 18%

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Renew your TDLR registration in TWO easy steps!
Step 1:  A renewal form is mailed 95 days prior to the registration expiration date to the permanent address on file, which can be verified by going to TDLR License Search
Step 2:  Go to renew your registration online and pay your fee with a credit card. Renewing online reduces the cost of processing your renewal and helps keep license fees low. You’re done!

The Frequently Asked Questions page will answer many of your Property Tax Professional education, registration and certification questions.

The Property Tax Professionals Educational Status page reflects all required core education courses and examinations, including completion dates. The registrant’s expiration date and classification are also found there.

TDLR is now accepting online payment for administrative penalties.

Please direct all of your questions and comments to cs.tax.professionals@tdlr.texas.gov.

 

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