Chapter and State Dues for Current and New Members, and Assignors Fees

The Chapter dues ($60 for regular members, $45 for auxiliary members) are paid through  State dues ($65 for regular members/$45 for auxiliary members) are paid through

 Houston TASO Football Assignor Fee Schedule

Per the Houston TASO Chapter By-Laws, Article VI, the following fees are due by the official to the applicable assignor and/or the Chapter NO LATER than February 1st (or such other date established by the Executive Secretary) of the subsequent year. Failure to pay the fee(s) by that time will result in a late charge being added to the fees owed. On-line payment links and mailing addresses for the assignors and the Executive Secretary are found under the “About – Regional Schedulers” Tab

Description Amount Payable to
Sub- Varsity (UIL & Private), Clocks, Chains, 6-Man (SV & VAR) Assigning Fee $2.00 Per Game Regional Assignor
Varsity Regular Season (UIL & Private) Assigning Fee $3.00 Per Game Executive Secretary
Varsity Playoff (UIL & Private) Assigning Fee $5.00 Per Game Executive Secretary
Assignment Cancellation Fee (<48 Hour Notice) $10.00 Per Assignment Regional Assignor or Executive Secretary
Late Charge for Assigning Fees (Total Assigning Fees $25.00 or less) $5.00 Regional Assignor or Executive Secretary
Late Charge for Assigning Fees (Total Assigning Fees $25.01 to $50.00) $10.00 Regional Assignor or Executive Secretary
Late Charge for Assigning Fees (Total Assigning Fees $50.01 to $75.00) $20.00 Regional Assignor or Executive Secretary
Late Charge for Assigning Fees (Total Assigning Fees > $75.01) $25.00 Regional Assignor or Executive Secretary
No-Show Charge for a Missed Assignment $25.00 Per Assignment Chapter
Chapter Dues – Regular Member $60.00 Chapter
Chapter Dues – Associate Member (Clock/Chains ONLY) $45.00 Chapter
Chapter Dues – Life Member (As designated by the Board of Directors) No Charge
Late Charge for Chapter Dues $25.00 Chapter
Chapter Dues – New Member $50.00 Chapter
Assignment Cancellation (>48 Hours) $2.00/Assignment
Regional Assignor or Executive Secretary

Pay No-Show Fee Here

State Dues can be Paid by clicking the TASO Logo

Houston TASO Football Chapter Refund and Privacy Policy


It’s your first day of training to become a new Football Official. You’re going to be hit with a lot of information in a very short period of time. Thrown into all of this information, you will be told about Divisions, Points, Fees, and numerous other items that will only leave you with more questions. With this one page, hopefully most of your questions pertaining to those items will be answered.
Points ​In short, points are what you will need to advance in division rankings. You, as a new official are currently ranked as a division 5 official. This mean that you have no points. You will have to work hard and continue to learn as much as you can right from the get go.

The following are the point requirements to move up in Division.

Div 1 – 660

Div 2 – 360

Div 3 – 180

Div 4 – 060

Div 5 – 000

​ So now you have an understanding of how many points are required to get to the next level. But how do you get those points? For starters, there are three different categories for points; educational, game, and state meeting attendance. The following is a break down of those points.

Educational Points

Regional Clinics = 3 Points Each On Field Clinics = 5 Points Each District Meeting = 2 Points Each

Test Score: <70 = 0 Points 70-78 = 4 Points 80-88 = 6 Points 90-100 = 8 Points

(There is NO maximum for Educational Points)

​Game Points

Scrimmages = 1 Point Each Chains/Clock = 1/2 Point Each Sub Varsity Games = 1/2 Point Each

Varsity/College Games = 2 Points Each

​   State Meeting Attendance

State Meeting Attendance = 6 Points Each 1 Hour Breakout Session = 1 Point

These are the ways in which you will earn points that will move you up in Divisions. As you can see it is going to take a lot of hard work and dedication to get to the top. But with the right goals and mindset, you will get there in what will seem like no time at all. Your Points sheet is turned into the Chapters Executive Secretary at the end of the season. The number of points that you gets depends solely on you and your effort. As always, the Houston Chapter is working hard to stay ahead of the technological curve. With that being said, all points submissions must be done online. You are only allowed one submission, so make sure to check your math and points. Once you have completed your first season, points for that year can be submitted online via the points sheet submission page HERE.

Game Fees: You’ve been trained, you have your gear, and it’s time for your first game. How much and when will you get paid for this game? Some schools use Arbiter Pay. You will need to set up an account at When you set up your account, make sure you set up a direct transfer to avoid any surcharges. Checks are typically mailed out from the schools 2-3 weeks after the date of the game. Pay will vary depending on how many games you have that day, where they are, and what you’re doing. Basically the pay scale goes like this:

For Varsity assignments, pay is based on attendance at the game with minimum pay of $105 to $135.

For Sub-varsity (including Junior High), the pay is $65 – $75, plus a travel fee, depending on whether it is a UIL (public schools) or TAPPS (private schools) game, the length of the game, and where you are working. For public schools, go to, Athletics, Officials Fees Schedule for more details. For private schools, go to, Resources, Officials

Box and Chain assignments are paid $65 per game with no travel fee added.

Clock assignments are paid $75 per game with no travel fee added.