The chief appraiser shall determine individually each claimant’s right to appraisal under this subchapter. After considering the application and all relevant information, the chief appraiser shall, as the law and facts warrant:
approve the application and allow appraisal under this subchapter;
disapprove the application and request additional information from the claimant in support of the claim; or
deny the application.
If the chief appraiser requests additional information from a claimant, the claimant must furnish the information within 30 days after the date of the request or the application is denied. However, for good cause shown the chief appraiser may extend the deadline for furnishing additional information by written order for a single period not to exceed 15 days.
The chief appraiser shall determine the validity of each application for appraisal under this subchapter filed with him before he submits the appraisal records for review and determination of protests as provided by Chapter 41 (Local Review) of this code.
If the chief appraiser denies an application, he shall deliver a written notice of the denial to the claimant within five days after the date of denial. The notice must include a brief explanation of the procedures for protesting the denial.Added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., 1st C.S., p. 149, ch. 13, Sec. 79, eff. Jan. 1, 1982.