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RULE §9.4254Appraisal District Responsibility for Request
ISSUE 05/25/2018
ACTION Final/Adopted
Preamble Texas Admin Code Rule

(a)Within ten (10) calendar days of receipt of each request for binding arbitration, the appraisal district shall complete the appropriate tasks using the comptroller's online arbitration system or in the manner set out below if using the paper-based arbitration system as follows:

  (1)review each request for binding arbitration to determine if the deposit in the amount required under §9.4252(h) of this title (relating to Request for Arbitration) has been provided and if not, reject the request pursuant to subsection (b) of this section and if it has, determine whether each of the requirements of §9.4252(f) of this title have been met;

  (2)assign a unique arbitration number to each request;

  (3)complete and sign that portion of the comptroller's Request for Binding Arbitration form applicable to the appraisal district to certify, based on the examination of the documentation submitted, which of the requirements of §9.4252(f) of this title have been met for a valid request for binding arbitration; and

  (4)forward, pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, each Request for Binding Arbitration form, the accompanying deposit, and the ARB order (as well as the appointment of agent form 50-791, if provided), to the comptroller's office, except those requests which shall be rejected under subsection (b) of this section for failure to provide the required deposit in the correct amount.

(b)The appraisal district shall reject each request for binding arbitration that does not have the required deposit in the correct amount as provided under §9.4252(h) of this title. In such event, the appraisal district shall return the request with a notification of the rejection to the owner or agent by regular first-class mail or electronic mail.

(c)The appraisal district shall provide promptly any additional information the comptroller's office requests to process the request for binding arbitration submission.

(d)The appraisal district shall deliver the materials identified in subsection (a)(4) of this section to the comptroller by hand delivery or by certified first-class mail, and must simultaneously deliver a copy of the submission to the owner or agent, as appropriate, by regular first-class mail or electronic mail.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 9, 2018


Victoria North

Chief Counsel, Fiscal and Agency Affairs Legal Services Division

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Effective date: May 29, 2018

Proposal publication date: November 10, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 475-0387

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