Welcome to Comal Appraisal District!

ARB Members


2022 Appraisal Review Board Members


ARB Board Member Title
John Cox Chairman
Richard Tobias Secretary
Laura Dash Member
Stephen Fox Member
Barbara Stubblefield Member
Lloy Pope Member
Paul Simon Member



The ARB’s Role in the Property Tax System

The appraisal review board (ARB) is the judicial part of the system.  The ARB is a separate body from the appraisal office.  The ARB members are appointed by the Local Administrative District Judge to hear and resolve disputes over appraisal matters. This is a very broad and important responsibility, but the ARB must be sensitive to its legal and practical limits.

First, the ARB only has authority over matters submitted to it. The ARB has no role in the day to day operations of the appraisal office or in appraising property.  Except where it is deciding a protest, challenge or a correction motion, the ARB has no authority to change a value or correct the appraisal records directly. In a challenge, it must order the chief appraiser to reappraise or correct the records related to the challenge. Only in resolving taxpayer protests can the ARB make changes or set a value on its own. Such a change only affects the property in question.


ARB Hearing Procedures

ARB Policy and Procedures

Model Hearing Procedures for the ARB

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