The letters included an appeal form and settlement agreement. Property owners who complete both forms and return them to the Board of Revision by the August 23 deadline.
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The auditor’s office is completing a property reappraisal this summer and appraisers have already established tentative new values for these properties. These new values take effect next year. The settlement agreement that was sent to eligible property owners shows the property’s current value, as well as its proposed lower value. The proposed lower value will account for damage incurred during last year’s tornadoes. Completing the agreement, along with an appeal form, allows the auditor’s office to lower the property’s value without a hearing.
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Property owners who disagree with the tentative new value on their settlement agreement are able to make a case for a different value, according to Keith. Those individuals can submit their Board of Revision appeal form with their opinion of value, and they will be scheduled for a hearing later this year.
The normal statutory deadline for filing property tax appeals is March 31. In April, Keith extended the Board of Revision appeal deadline after the Ohio General Assembly allowed the change in a COVID-19 emergency relief bill.
Property value dispute hearings resumed last month after the process was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Board of Revision received more than 960 appeal forms before the original March 31 deadline, according to the auditor’s office.
The Board of Revision is a body responsible for conducting hearings to determine the fair market value of property. The quasi-judicial board, comprised of representatives from the Montgomery County Commission, county treasurer, and county auditor.