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Texas appraisers and appraisal management companies (AMC) are governed by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Act (Chapter 1103 of the Texas Occupations Code) and the Texas Appraisal Management Company Registration and Regulation Act (Chapter 1104 of the Texas Occupations Code). These Acts establish the makeup of the Board and the AMC Advisory Committee, and outline procedures by which a person can become an appraiser in Texas or an AMC can become registered in Texas. The Acts also describe TALCB’s jurisdiction over license holders and registrants. TALCB has the authority to adopt administrative rules to provide specificity to certain areas of the Acts. TALCB may also adopt rules to establish policy regarding certain practices. Both the Acts and TALCB rules are a great resource for helping consumers know what to expect from the appraisal process. For more information about acceptable appraisal practices, you can access the TALCB rules on the Texas Secretary of State website.

The federal Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) provides oversight of state appraiser regulatory programs. The ASC also provides a monitoring framework for The Appraisal Foundation. The Appraisal Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1989 to promote professionalism and ensure public trust in the valuation profession.  The Appraisal Foundation accomplishes this mission by establishing standards and appraiser qualifications and providing guidance regarding valuation methods and techniques. The Appraisal Foundation includes three independent boards that contribute to its overall mission:  the Appraisal Practices Board (APB) determines appraiser qualifications and develops guidance regarding valuation methods and techniques; the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) establishes the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements for real property appraisers to obtain a state license or certification; and the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) develops, interprets, and amends the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), which are the generally accepted standards of the appraisal profession. To help you better understand these requirements, review the full text of the USPAP documents.

TALCB Rules

The tables below show all of our most recent proposed and emergency adopted rules. For the complete version of our current rules go to or TALCB Rules Page or to the Secretary of State's Website.

Proposed Rules

Rule Number Rule Name Date of Action Earliest Possible Date of Adoption Summary Attachment(s)
22 TAC §159.52 Fees 08/14/2017 11/17/2017 The proposed amendments align this section with statutory changes adopted by the 85th Legislature.
22 TAC §159.4 Appraisal Management Company Advisory Committee 08/14/2017 11/17/2017 The proposed amendments change the caption of this section to eliminate duplicity and confusion with §159.3 of this chapter, which has the exact same caption.
22 TAC §159.205 Identity Theft 08/14/2017 11/17/2017 The proposed rule implements provisions regarding identity theft related to appraisal management companies.
22 TAC §159.201 Guidelines for Revocation, Suspension or Denial of a License 08/14/2017 11/17/2017 The proposed amendments align this section with statutory changes adopted by the 85th Legislature.
22 TAC §159.156 Business Records 08/14/2017 11/17/2017 The proposed amendments align this section with statutory changes adopted by the 85th Legislature.
22 TAC §159.155 Periodic Review of Appraisers 08/14/2017 11/17/2017 The proposed amendments align this section with statutory changes adopted by the 85th Legislature and clarify the type of appraiser credential needed to be "qualified to perform an appraisal review" within the meaning of Texas Occupations Code §1104.153.
22 TAC §159.154 Competency of Appraisers 08/14/2017 11/17/2017 The proposed amendments clarify the meaning of the term "assignment" in §1104.154 of Chapter 1104, Texas Occupations Code.
22 TAC §159.105 Denial of Registration 08/14/2017 11/17/2017 The proposed amendments align this section with statutory changes adopted by the 85th Legislature.
22 TAC §159.104 Primary Contact; Appraiser Contact 08/14/2017 11/17/2017 The proposed amendments align this section with statutory changes adopted by the 85th Legislature and conform this section with changes made to §157.7 and §157.9 of this chapter.
22 TAC §159.102 Eligibility for Registration; Ownership 08/14/2017 11/17/2017 The proposed amendments align this section with statutory changes adopted by the 85th Legislature.
22 TAC §159.1 Definitions 08/14/2017 11/17/2017 The proposed amendments align this section with statutory changes adopted by the 85th Legislature.
22 TAC §157.9 Notice of Hearing 08/14/2017 11/17/2017 The proposed amendments align this section with statutory changes adopted by the 85th Legislature.
22 TAC §157.7 Denial of a License; Adverse Action Against a License Holder 08/14/2017 11/17/2017

The proposed amendments align this section with statutory changes adopted by the 85th Legislature.

22 TAC §157.17 Final Decisions and Orders 08/14/2017 11/17/2017 The proposed amendments clarify the process to be followed if the Board grants oral argument to a party when considering a contested case.
22 TAC §157.15 Decision 08/14/2017 11/17/2017 The proposed amendments align this section with statutory changes adopted by the 85th Legislature and conform this rule with changes made to §157.9 of this chapter.
22 TAC §157.12 Failure to Attend Hearing; Default 08/14/2017 11/17/2017 The proposed amendments align this section with statutory changes adopted by the 85th Legislature.