Appealing an Assessment

Seven Steps to Appeal

  1. Obtain the assessed valuation of your property.
  2. Determine the fair market value for your property.
  3. Discuss the assessment with your assessor.
  4. Determine the basis for your formal appeal.
  5. File a written appeal with your Board of Review.
  6. Present evidence of unfair assessment to the Board of Review at the hearing.
  7. Appeal the Board of Review's decision to the State Property Tax Appeal Board (in writing) in the event of an unsatisfactory decision by the Board of Review.

Note: The seven steps listed above do not pertain to Farm Land and Farm Buildings. For this information, please contact your local assessing officials.

For a detailed explanation on how to file a complaint, view the Board of Review Rules (PDF).