Property Tax Professionals

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Tax Professionals Chief Appraisers - Beginning January 1, 2015, all Chief Appraisers must have completed a Chief Appraiser’s Ethics continuing education course in order to renew their Appraiser (RPA) registration. Property tax professionals may review their current continuing education hours and courses at TDLR’s Continuing Education Course Look Up page. The Chief Appraiser’s Ethics course may also be used to satisfy the ethics continuing education requirement for other property tax professionals who are not chief appraisers.

Questions? Please contact the Tax Professional program at TDLR is by e-mail or call TDLR Customer Service at 1-800-803-9202.


Your Voice Matters: Feedback for TDLR's Property Tax Professionals Program

TDLR files this notice of intent to review and consider for re-adoption, revision, or repeal 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 94, Property Tax Professionals. This review and consideration is being conducted in accordance with the requirements of Texas Government Code, §2001.039.

An assessment will be made by the Department as to whether the reasons for adopting or readopting these rules continue to exist. Each rule will be reviewed to determine whether it is obsolete, whether the rule reflects current legal and policy considerations, and whether the rule reflects current procedures of the Department.

Any questions or written comments pertaining to this rule review may be submitted by mail to Pauline Easley, Legal Assistant, General Counsel’s Office, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711, or by facsimile to (512)475-3032, or electronically to erule.comments@tdlr.texas.gov. The deadline for comments is 30 days after publication in the Texas Register.

Proposed changes to these rules as a result of the rule review will be published in the Proposed Rules Section of the Texas Register. The proposed rules will be open for public comment prior to final adoption or repeal by the Department, in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001.

§94.1. Authority
§94.10. Definitions
§94.20. Persons Required to Register
§94.21. Registration
§94.22. Renewal of Registration
§94.24. Inactive Status
§94.25. Continuing Education
§94.26. Break in Service Credit
§94.27. One-Year Extension
§94.28. Re-application
§94.70. Responsibilities of a Registrant: General
§94.71. Responsibilities of a Registrant: Equal and Fair Treatment
§94.72. Responsibilities of a Registrant: Conflicts of Interest
§94.73. Responsibility of Registrant: Use of Titles
§94.80. Fees
§94.90. Sanctions and Administrative Penalties
§94.91. Enforcement Authority
§94.100. Code of Ethics

Issued in Austin, Texas on May 19, 2014.

William H. Kuntz, Jr.
Executive Director
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation


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%

NEW - Order a duplicate license online

Change your contact information online

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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