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Composition of the RPTAC

§ 47-825.01a.  Real Property Tax Appeals Commission.
 
(a)  (1)  (A) There is established the Real Property Tax Appeals Commission for the District of Columbia ("Commission") to review real property assessments and classifications and to hear other appeals. The Commission shall have jurisdiction over any appeal timely filed with the Board of Real Property Assessments and Appeals in accordance with the provisions of § 47-825.01(f-1).

(B)  The Commission shall be comprised of

(i) A full-time Chairperson;
(ii) A full-time Vice Chairperson;
(iii) Four full-time Commissioners; and
(iv) Two Hearing Examiners,        

(C)     (i) The Commission may non-competively appoint to temporary up to 8 hearing examiners, who each shall be appointed for a term not to exceed 6 months each year, who each shall hear cases of single-family residential property or any noncommercial real property assessed during the administrative review at $ 3 million or less (or under the notice of assessment if the administrative review is unavailable); provided, that the Chairperson may assign part-time members to hear cases of other real property assessments.

          (ii)  The Chairperson may assign hearing examiners appointed puruant to sub-subparagraph (i) of this subparagraph to hear cases fo real property assessments other than those decribed in subparagraph (i) of this subparagraph.

(D)      (i) The Chairperson of the Commission shall

           (I) Be a District of Columbia certified certified appraiser with at least 3 years of professional experience.

           (II) Have at least 5 years of commercial real estate property appraisal experience

(ii) The Vice-Chairperson of the Commission shall be an active member of the District of Columbia Bar with at least 5 years of real estate professional experience.

(iii) Full-time Commissioners shall have at least 5 years of professional commercial real estate experience.

(iv) All Commissioners and hearing examiners  shall be active members of the District of Columbia Bar, District certified general real estate appraisers, certified public accountants, mortgage bankers, licensed District real estate brokers, or persons possessing significant real property experience.


 

Real Property Tax Appeals Commission Membership

Member Role Confirmation Date Term Ending
Trent Williams Chairperson  November 2, 2021 April 30, 2022
Richard Amato, Esq. Vice Chairperson

July 13, 2012;
reconfirmed:
July 14, 2015
reconfirmed:
May 10, 2019

April 30, 2023
May S. Chan Commissioner July 13, 2012;
reconfirmed:
April 17, 2014
reconfirmed:
March 6, 2018
April 30, 2022
Cliftine Jones Commissioner July 13, 2012;
reconfirmed:
March 6, 2018
April 30, 2022
Frank Sanders Commissioner

July 13, 2012;
reconfirmed:
May 2, 2017;

reconfirmed:
November 3, 2021

April 30, 2025
Gregory Syphax Hearing Examiner N/A N/A
Alvin Jackson Hearing Examiner N/A N/A
Vacant Hearing Examiner N/A N/A
Vacant Hearing Examiner N/A N/A
Vacant Hearing Examiner

N/A

N/A
Vacant hearing Examiner N/A N/A

Updated June 5, 2019