The local property tax system follows the principle of checks and balances. An appraisal district board of directors hires the chief appraiser and sets the budget. 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.
Persons desiring to address the Board of Directors at their next meeting, must fill out and submit a speaker's card upon arrival at the meeting. No presentation shall exceed three minutes. The Board of Directors cannot discuss or deliberate over property value or any subject that is not included on the agenda.