Property Tax Consultants
Military Service Members, Veterans, and Spouses - For more information about obtaining a TDLR license or renewing a TDLR license that expired while serving on active duty, please go to the Military Outreach home page.
A Property Tax Consultant prepares tax renditions and reports for someone who is protesting their taxes. Property Tax Consultants also consult or advise others regarding protests or renditions. For more information about the property tax consultants program, see the Frequently Asked Questions page or e-mail TDLR at CS.Property.Tax.Consultants@tdlr.texas.gov
Vacancies on Property Tax Consultants Advisory Council - TDLR announces two vacancies on the Property Tax Consultants Advisory Council (Council) established by Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1152. The pertinent rules may be found in 16 Texas Administrative Code §66.65. The purpose of the Property Tax Consultants Advisory Council is to advise the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) on standards of practice, conduct, and ethics for registrants; setting fees; examination contents and standards of performance for senior property tax consultants; recognition of continuing education programs and courses for registrants; and establishing educational requirements for initial applicants.
The Council is composed of seven members appointed by the presiding officer of the Commission, with the Commission's approval. The Council consists of six registered property tax consultants and one public member. Each person appointed for membership on the council must: be a registered senior property tax consultant; a member of a nonprofit, voluntary trade association that has a membership primarily composed of individuals who perform property tax consulting services in this state or who engage in property tax management in this state for other persons, has written experience and examination requirements for membership, and subscribes to a code of professional conduct or ethics; a resident of this state for the five years preceding the date of the appointment; and have performed or supervised the performance of property tax consulting services as the individual's primary occupation continuously for the five years preceding the date of the appointment. Members serve staggered three-year terms. This announcement is for two registered property tax consultants.
Interested persons should complete an application on the TDLR website. Applicants can also request an application by telephone (800-803-9202), fax (512-475-2874) or e-mail (email@example.com).
House Bill 7, enacted by the 84th Texas Legislature and signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott, eliminates the $200 professional fee and lowers the fees for new and renewal property tax consultant (PTC) licenses.
Effective September 1, 2015:
- the fee for a new PTC license decreases from $250 to $50;
- the fee for a new Senior PTC license decreases from $315 to $115; and
- the renewal fees for the PTC and the Senior PTC will each be $75.
PTC license renewal notices are mailed out 65 days prior to license expiration date. Individuals whose licenses expire on or after September 1, 2015 have received renewal notices with the correct, reduced fees listed.
Individual Property Tax Consultant (PTC) registrants should verify and update their personal contact information by going to the License Contact information Changing site. Keeping this information current is important for TDLR to communicate with the PTC registrant