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  • Governor Appoints Castro to the Board

    AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the Governor’s appointment of appraiser member Rolando F. Castro to the Board with a term set to expire on January 31, 2023. Mr. Castro succeeds Jim Jefferies of Georgetown. The Board thanks Mr. Jefferies for his dedicated service to the people of Texas.

  • From the Commissioner - October 2020

    October is here. It is finally cooling off outside and the hints of fall in the air give me a spirit of optimism for our future.  I hope that is true for you too.

  • AMC Committee Appointments Announced

    AUSTIN, TX - The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Hayes and the reappointment of David Mentesana to the Appraisal Management Company (AMC) Advisory Committee with terms to expire in January 2022.  The Vice-Chair of TALCB, Martha Gayle Reid Lynch, will continue to serve as the chair of the AMC Advisory Committee.

  • TALCB Wins Big For Texas Consumers

    AUSTIN, TX - The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce a significant victory for consumers in Texas. Former real estate appraiser, Daniel O’Leary, was indicted in El Paso County District Court on felony charges stemming from fraudulent appraisals he is accused of having completed and submitted to lenders as part of mortgage finance transactions guaranteed by the federal government.

  • Appraiser Trainee and Supervisor Correspondence

    As of September 8, 2020 TALCB began copying any appraiser that supervises an appraiser trainee on correspondence sent to the trainee from TALCB on enforcement-related matters (including complaints) and licensing matters related to deficiencies with an application, education evaluations, experience evaluations, and whether required experience has been met.

  • Mission Moment, With Board Member Martha Gayle Reid Lynch

    The agency’s mission reads as follows:

  • Reminder: TALCB No Longer Accepting Walk Ins

    TALCB has temporarily closed lobby access to members of the public. Our highest priority is the health and well-being of the consumers of Texas and our staff.  The agency will remain open to provide assistance via phone and email.

    The contact center hours of operation are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday-Friday.  Please call 512-936-3000 to speak to a representative.

  • TALCB Seeking Certified General Appraiser for Investigator Position

    TALCB is seeking a certified general real estate appraiser to work as an investigator in the Enforcement Division.  A background in commercial appraising and appraisal review is required, and some residential work experience is preferred.

  • Website Survey Launched

    TREC and TALCB have launched a survey to help gather feedback about the agency's websites. Completing this short survey will help TREC and TALCB better serve Texans in all matters related to real estate and appraisal services.

    We value your opinion and appreciate your time. Thank you for participating.

  • From the Chair - August 2020

    It is strange to consider that six months have passed since the United States declared a national emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

    At this point, appraisers have mostly determined “how to” inspect and collect data during a pandemic. We are now firmly in the next phase, “how to” determine if there has been an impact to market values and what that impact might be.

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