Tarrant County Central Appraisal District

Mailing Address:
2500 Handley-Ederville
Fort Worth, TX 76118
Physical Address:
2500 Handley-Ederville
Fort Worth, TX 76118
(817) 284-0024
(817) 595-6198 (fax)

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday   8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tarrant County Appraisal District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas and is responsible for establishing and maintaining accurate property values for all real and business personal property.

The following cities and towns are serviced by the Tarrant County Appraisal District:
Arlington, Avondale, Azle, Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Briar, Burleson, Colleyville, Como, Crowley, Dalworthington Gardens, Edgecliff , Euless, Everman, Forest Hill, Fort Worth (County Seat), Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, Kennedale, Lake Worth, Lakeside, Mansfield, Marshall Creek, Newark, North Richland Hills, Oak Grove, Pantego, Pecan Acres, Pelican Bay, Pleasant Glade, Pleasant Run, Rendon, Retta, Richland Hills, River Oaks, Saginaw, Sansom Park, Southlake, Watauga, Webb, Westlake, Westover Hills, Westworth, White Settlement.

The Appraisal District is governed by a board of directors appointed by the taxing entities participating in the Appraisal District.

Appraisal District Board of Directors:

Joe Pothoff (Chairman)
John Clanton
John Eubanks
John Molyneaux
Harold Patterson
Betsy Price

The Appraisal District Board of Directors Role, in the Property Tax System, is to hire the chief appraiser, set the budget, and appoint the appraisal review board members. The board of directors has no authority when it comes to setting the values or any being involved in any of the appraisal methods utilized by the chief appraiser. The chief appraiser?s responsibility is to carry out the appraisal district?s legal duties, hire staff members, property appraisals, and manage the appraisal office.

Chief Appraiser:
Jeff Law

The Tarrant County Appraisal District and the ARB are two different entities. The ARB?s function is to hear and resolve taxpayer protests, determine challenges from the taxing units, make determinations regarding exemptions, and correction motions. The ARB must review and approve the appraisal records after hearing a protest. The appraisal review board has no role in the day-to-day operations of the appraisal district. However, in resolving protests and/or challenges, the ARB can order the Chief appraiser to change a value or correct the records. In resolving the taxpayer protests, the ARB can make changes or set a value to the property in question. After reviewing evidence from the taxpayer and the chief appraiser the ARB will make a decision.