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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 8TEXAS APPRAISER LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION BOARD
CHAPTER 155RULES RELATING TO STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
RULE §155.2Work Relating to Property Tax Protests

(a) The preparation of a report or other work performed for an appraisal district or as part of any property tax consulting services on behalf of another person, that is used to develop, support, or protest an unequal appraisal under Chapter 41, Subchapter C or Chapter 42, Subchapter B of the Tax Code, is considered an appraisal or appraisal practice for the purposes of §155.1 of this chapter (relating to Standards of Practice) and must conform with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), if the person preparing the report or other work presents it as the product of a person licensed, certified, registered, or approved under the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Act.

(b) A person licensed, certified, registered, or approved under the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Act who is also certified as a property tax professional under Chapter 1151 of the Tax Code or as a property tax consultant under Chapter 1152 of the Tax Code, must include the USPAP disclaimer set out in subsection (c) of this section whenever that person prepares a report or other work used to develop, support, or protest an unequal appraisal under Chapter 41, Subchapter C or Chapter 42, Subchapter B of the Tax Code, solely under the authority of a property tax professional or consultant certification.

(c) The USPAP disclaimer required under this section must:

  (1) be located directly above the preparer's signature;

  (2) be in at least 10-point boldface type; and

  (3) read as follows: USPAP DISCLAIMER: I AM LICENSED OR CERTIFIED AS A REAL PROPERTY APPRAISER AND A PROPERTY TAX PROFESSIONAL OR CONSULTANT. THIS REPORT WAS PREPARED IN MY CAPACITY AS A PROPERTY TAX PROFESSIONAL OR CONSULTANT AND MAY NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A REAL PROPERTY APPRAISAL CONTAINED IN THE UNIFORM STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL APPRAISAL PRACTICE (USPAP) OF THE APPRAISAL STANDARDS BOARD OF THE APPRAISAL FOUNDATION.


Source Note: The provisions of this §155.2 adopted to be effective March 14, 2013, 38 TexReg 1681; amended to be effective December 22, 2013, 38 TexReg 9050

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