Policies

General Information and Public Access

The Angelina County Appraisal District (ACAD), by law, appraises taxable property for the benefit of the county, cities, and schools that set tax rates and levy property taxes within District boundaries. ACAD does not set tax rates or collect taxes. The legislature has determined that an appraisal district's primary function is to appraise property for property tax purposes. The chief administrative officer of the appraisal district is the Chief Appraiser.

The governing body of ACAD is the Appraisal District's Board of Directors.

Board of Directors Policy

A Board of nine directors, and one nonvoting director governs the appraisal district. The Board of Directors does not appraise property or make decisions affecting the appraisal records.

Board of Directors

  • David Box – Vice Chairman - Huntington
  • Jamie Dykes - Zavalla ISD
  • Garland Hawk - Secretary - Central ISD
  • Daniel Lopez - Diboll
  • David Perkins - Lufkin ISD
  • Thelma ‘Midget’ Sherman - Ex-Officio
  • Scott Skelton - Lufkin ISD
  • Kenneth Timmons - Angelina County
  • Lynn Torres - City of Lufkin
  • Kent Walker - Chairman - Hudson

Board of Directors Statutory Duties

  • Adopting the District's annual operating budget;
  • Contracting for necessary services;
  • Hiring the Chief Appraiser and assigning responsibilities to the position;
  • Making general policy regarding the operation of the District;
  • Appointing Appraisal Review Board members

Board Meetings

At each regularly scheduled meeting, the Chairman of the Board of Directors will welcome the visitors and will allow up to five minutes for each visitor wishing to address the Board. Public access to the board is made available through the Taxpayer Liason officer. See Board of Director's Public Access Policy.

Interpreters

Non-English speaking persons are encouraged to provide a personal interpreter. If a person cannot provide an interpreter, the District will attempt to arrange for interpreting assistance provided a written request is submitted to the Taxpayer Liason officer at least three business days in advance of the meeting.

Access by Disabled Persons

District facilities allow access by disabled individuals. Handicapped parking spaces are available at the rear entrance of the District office. Individuals who need additional assistance for entry or access should notify the district at least three business days before the meeting.

Policies for Resolving Complaints

The Board will consider written complaints about the policies and procedures of the Appraisal District, Appraisal Review Board, the Board of Directors, and any other matter within its jurisdiction. The Board will not consider complaints addressing any matter that could be grounds for a challenge, protest, or correction motion before the Appraisal Review Board as set out in the Tax Code. The Board of Directors has no authority to overrule the Chief Appraiser or the Appraisal Review Board's decision on a value, a correction, or a protest.

Complaints should be mailed to:

Taxpayer Liason Officer
c/o Angelina County Appraisal District
P.O. Box 2357, Lufkin, TX 75902-2357

Complaints should follow in accordance with the current policy and be filled with the Taxpayer Liason officer. The Board will comply with provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Government Code.

The Chief Appraiser and Property Appraisals

The Chief Appraiser is the Chief Administrative Officer of the appraisal office. The Chief Appraiser is the only employee of the Board and is selected and hired by the Board, and is directly accountable to the Board in the discharge of his/her duties and responsibilities. All other personnel of the Appraisal District are employed by and accountable to the Chief Appraiser. The Chief Appraiser may delegate authority to District employees, as necessary.

The Chief Appraiser and his/her staff appraise the properties in the District. Property owner concerns about property appraisals should be discussed with the Appraisal District staff. Concerns that cannot be resolved at the staff level should be addressed by written protest to the Appraisal Review Board.

Appraisal Review Board Policy

The Appraisal Review Board (ARB) by law is responsible for hearing and resolving protests from property owners concerning appraisal of their properties. The ARB members are by statue not employees of the Appraisal District, including the Board of Directors. They typically are county property owners selected by the Board of Directors to serve one to two year terms. The Appraisal Review Board's duties and a property owner's right to protest the appraisal of their property are more thoroughly explained in the pamphlets entitled Taxpayers' Rights, Remedies and Responsibilities and The Appraisal Review Board Manual. Both of these pamphlets are available at the District.

Texas Tax Calendar

January 1 Date that determines taxable value and homestead exemption status.
April 15 Last day for property owners to file renditions or to request an extension.
May 31 Deadline for filing written protests to the Appraisal Review Board (or by the 30th day after a notice of appraisal value is mailed to the property owner, whichever is later.)
October Tax bills are usually mailed during this month.*
January 31 Last day to pay property taxes without penalty and interest.*

*ACAD does not set tax rates or collect taxes. Tax rates are set by taxing entities such as the county, cities, and school districts. For information about your tax rates and/or tax payments, please contact the taxing entities directly, or the Angelina County Tax Assessor/Collector's Office or other Collector's offices in their respective jurisdictions.

We are here to serve you and welcome the opportunity to answer any questions or concerns you may have.