Property Tax Arbitration

Property owners who have filed a protest with their local appraisal review board (ARB) have the option to request limited binding arbitration for procedural violations during the ARB protest process or request regular binding arbitration to appeal values determined by local ARBs. Learn more below, including how to file an online arbitration request.

Property Tax System Basics

Property taxes provide the largest source of money that local governments use to pay for schools, streets, roads, police, fire protection, and many other services. Texas law establishes the process followed by local officials in determining the property's value, ensuring that values are equal and uniform, setting tax rates, and collecting taxes. Texas has no state property tax. The Texas Constitution and statutory law authorize local taxing units to collect the tax. The state does not set tax rates, collect taxes, or settle disputes between you and your local taxing units.

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Access more arbitration resources

Use the resources below to learn what to expect throughout the arbitration process.

Limited Binding Arbitration (LBA) for Beginners Video

This video explains the purpose of LBA and how property owners can request LBA for procedural violations during the local protest process.

Regular Binding Arbitration (RBA) for Beginners Video

This video provides a general overview of RBA for persons new to appealing an ARB order through RBA.

Arbitrator Training Manual

This manual includes official arbitrator duties, a chronology of the LBA and RBA processes, and general information about arbitration policy, procedures, and Texas legal guidelines.