Depending on the nature of your particular real estate business―whether it’s an issue with a financial institution or a property tax concern― there are a number of agencies that are looking out for your best interest. If your issue is not under the jurisdiction of the TALCB, one of the resources below may be able to help. Here you can find more information about how these related industries are regulated and how complaints are filed:
The Board may accept a course of study to satisfy pre-licensing education requirements for certification or licensing established by the Act or by the rules if the Board has determined that the course is related to real estate appraisal and was:
The Texas Public Information Act gives you the right to access government records and government officials may not ask why you want them. All government information is presumed to be available to the public. Exceptions may apply to the disclosure of certain information. The Agency must promptly release requested information that is not confidential by law or information for which an exception to disclosure has been sought.
Rights of Requestors
The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) function as a single state agency, with distinct, independent policy and enforcement functions.
Yearly and quarterly reports about the operation, management, and performance of the agency are available for your review. Everything from the agency's strategic plan to reports on customer service, annual financials, and internal audit finding are available. Reports older than the current fiscal year are available in our archives. Should you have questions or an information request not covered in these reports, please contact us.
Texas appraisers and appraisal management companies (AMC) are governed by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Act and the Texas Appraisal Management Company Registration and Regulation Act.
The Texas Public Information Act was adopted to give the public greater access to information about how the state conducts the public's business. Any person can request public records and an officer or agency may not ask why it’s requested.
The vast majority of appraisers are honest and knowledgeable professionals. Thousands of home sales and appraisals happen monthly in Texas and in most cases all parties are treated fairly. However, if you feel there has been a violation of the TALCB Act (law), rules, or the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), you have the right to file a complaint. If you are unsure about what constitutes a complaint you can review our article on common USPAP violations.