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I am a buyer or seller of a property that was recently appraised and would like a copy of the appraisal. Can you help?

NO. The appraiser can only give a copy of the appraisal to the appraiser’s client, who is the person or entity who asked the appraiser to conduct the appraisal. In many cases, the appraiser’s client is a lending institution. If you are not the appraiser’s client, you may ask the client for a copy of the appraisal, but the client is not required to give it to you.

How can I check the status of a complaint and what is the standard processing time?

The circumstances of each complaint are unique, so there is no standard complaint resolution time. Once TALCB has received a response, a complaint can take anywhere from 30 days to several months to investigate and resolve. Most complaints are investigated and resolved within one-year from the date the complaint was filed.

How can I see if an appraiser has had any disciplinary actions taken against their license?

As required by state law, the TALCB displays disciplinary actions taken against a license holder on its website. You can search for disciplinary actions by appraiser name or license number through License Holder Search. You can also check the Appraisal Subcommittee's website for the National Registry of license holders.

How do I obtain copies of appraiser files that are in TALCB’s possession?

Under the Texas Public Information Act, most government records are available to the public if requested in writing. A request for copies of any TALCB records or documents must be submitted to TALCB in writing. For your convenience, you can submit a public information request by submitting the Public Information Request Form or emailing your request to public.information@trec.texas.gov. Certain exceptions may apply, and there may be a cost to obtain copies of the records depending on the volume of records you request.

How can I request a copy of the complaint or review the disciplinary action taken for a specific case?

You may review the disciplinary action taken in a specific case on the TALCB website A request for copies of any complaints filed with TALCB must be submitted to TALCB in writing. For your convenience, you can submit a public information request by submitting the Public Information Request Form or emailing your request to public.information@trec.texas.gov. Be sure to include the case number or appraiser's name and a detailed list of the information you are requesting.

Consumer Information

If you are buying, selling, or refinancing your home and a financial institution is involved, you will need an appraisal of your property. An appraisal determines the estimated market value of your home. This is then used to determine whether the property is sufficient collateral for a loan.