With the protest deadline passing for most properties, the Tarrant Appraisal Review Board (TARB) is now scheduling in-person and remote protest hearings. Emphasis will continue to be placed on protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the public, TARB members, as well as the Tarrant Appraisal District (TAD) staff that will also participate in the hearings.
Tarrant County property owners who have filed a protest that has not yet been settled informally will soon receive information about their options for scheduling a hearing.
Having suspended in-building services to the public back in March, property owners will now be given the option for either remote or in-person hearings with the TARB. This will allow the property owner to make the choice that is most comfortable for them.
While remote hearings are expected to be scheduled more quickly, property owners wanting to schedule in-person hearings will be accommodated, but should expect some delay due to how social-distancing requirements may limit TARB’s meeting space.
Steps have been taken consistent with CDC recommendations to keep property owners, TARB members and TAD staff safe and help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. These protocols include enhanced cleaning, larger socially-distanced hearing rooms and the addition of polycarbonate panels in certain areas of the building. Screening restrictions for staff and others entering the building each day will also continue.