How is USPAP Enforced?
Although the ASB writes, amends, and interprets USPAP, the Board does not enforce USPAP. Through FIRREA, the Federal government has mandated that the states enforce real property appraiser compliance to USPAP. Professional appraisal associations also have the legal authority to enforce USPAP compliance by their members. In addition, many users of appraisal services (such as lenders, mortgage companies, etc.) have adopted USPAP and require employee or contract appraiser compliance to USPAP.
Complaints regarding real property appraisers should be directed to the state(s) in which they are licensed or certified. For more information about filing a complaint against a real property appraiser, please visit our Enforcement and Complaints webpage located here. Complaints about an appraiser of any other discipline, such as personal property or business valuation, should be forwarded to the professional organization to which the appraiser belongs (when applicable).