How can I make an effective appeal of value?

The taxpayer must give evidence to show that the assessment is incorrect. The Board of Review needs good reasons to alter an assessment. It is imperative to be able to answer the questions What do you think your property is worth? and What are you basing that opinion on?

All assessments are to be based on the sales of similar properties. You may hire a professional appraiser, or you can look at sales in your neighborhood and compare them to your home. Most assessors' offices will give you sales information. But remember this is your appeal, and the paperwork should be done by you.

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1. What are the responsibilities of the Board of Review?
2. Who are the members of the Board of Review?
3. When does the board meet?
4. Are the meetings open to the public?
5. Who may file an appeal?
6. What type of appeals will the board hear?
7. How can I make an effective appeal of value?
8. How can I review and compare sales?
9. How will I know of the board’s decision?
10. Can I appeal the board’s decision?
11. Should I protest?
12. How should I present my protest?