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The Appraisal District Board of Directors Role in the Property Tax System

The local property tax system follows the principle of checks and balances. The Board of Directors is the governing body of the appraisal district. In accordance with Section 6.03(a) of the Property Tax Code, five members are appointed by the taxing units that participate in the district excepting the two special districts (Fairfield and Teague Hospital Districts). When not selected to serve as a voting member of the board, the county tax assessor-collector serves in an ex officio capacity. An appraisal district board of directors hires the chief appraiser, sets the budget and appoints the appraisal review board members.

The directors have no authority to set values or appraisal methods. The chief appraiser carries out the appraisal district’s legal duties, hires the staff, makes the appraisals and operates the appraisal office.

Regular board meetings take place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Freestone Central Appraisal District office.

Board of Directors:

Teresa Duke, Chairman
Craig Dunlap, Secretary
Lovie Whyte
Brownie Utley
Sid Fryer
Lisa Foree, ex officio

Agendas & Minutes

Freestone CAD Board of Directors Policy/Rules – Manual

Board of Directors – Conflicts Disclosure Statement