Real Property Appraiser Enforcement and Complaints
The Appraisal Foundation is not an enforcement agency and does not have the authority to receive or process complaints against appraisers. To file a complaint against a real property appraiser, please visit the Appraisal Complaint National Hotline website.
If state licensed or certified real property appraisers do not employ “recognized methods or techniques” or do not follow the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), they are violation of USPAP. Each state appraisal regulatory agency where an appraiser holds a license or certification is responsible for investigating complaints and taking appropriate disciplinary action against an appraiser.
Filing a complaint with a state appraisal regulatory agency is highly unlikely to assist in such matters as a borrower hoping to get an appraisal revised; rather, the purpose of these complaints is to ensure a real property appraiser is complying with applicable law.