Appraisal Review Board Members

ARB Members
Vivian Spanihel (Chair) 
Frank Brenner (Secretary)
Ken Seifert - Member



Responsibilities of the Appraisal Review Board

An Appraisal Review Board (ARB) is a group of private citizens authorized to resolve disputes between taxpayers and the Appraisal District. 

The Appraisal Review Board is given responsibility in the Property Tax Code for the review of the appraisal records, value, exemptions, ownership, etc. and the hearings and determinations of taxpayer protest and taxing unit challenges. The Appraisal Review Board affords the taxpayers the first local administrative right to due process.

ARB members are appointed by the Local Administrative District Judge for two-year or one-year terms.

Except as provided in the Property Tax Code, the ARB consists of three members.

To serve on the ARB, you must be a resident of Colorado County and must have resided in the county for at least two (2) years.

All applications submitted to the Appraisal District seeking appointment as a member of the Appraisal Review Board will be delivered to the Local Administrative District Judge by the Appraisal District. The Appraisal District may provide the Local Administrative District Judge with information regarding whether an applicant for appointment to or a member of the board owes any delinquent ad valorem tax to a taxing unit participating in the Appraisal District.

While there are currently no vacancies, you can complete and return an application to the appraisal district, as applications are accepted year-round to fulfill any potential vacancies.

The application contains questions, per the Property Tax Code, that may restrict your eligibility to be appointed as an Appraisal Review Board Member.

If interested, please contact the Colorado County Appraisal District for more information.