The chief appraiser shall determine separately each applicant’s right to have the applicant’s land appraised under this subchapter. After considering the application and all relevant information, the chief appraiser shall, based on the law and facts:
approve the application and allow appraisal under this subchapter;
disapprove the application and request additional information from the applicant in support of the claim; or
deny the application.
If the chief appraiser requests additional information from an applicant, the applicant must furnish it not later than the 30th day after the date of the request or the chief appraiser shall deny the application. However, for good cause shown, the chief appraiser may extend the deadline for furnishing the 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 the chief appraiser before the chief appraiser submits the appraisal records for review and determination of protests as provided by Chapter 41 (Local Review).
If the chief appraiser denies an application, the chief appraiser shall deliver a written notice of the denial to the applicant not later than the fifth day after the date the chief appraiser makes the determination. The chief appraiser shall include with the notice a brief explanation of the procedures for protesting the denial.Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 631, Sec. 5, eff. Jan. 1, 2000.