Take survey: Have you challenged your home’s tax appraisal?



A reappraisal completed this year already showed Montgomery County residential property values increasing even before the state ordered the county auditor to adjust values upward to an average of 15.5%.

According to July figures from the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office, 70% of residential properties gained taxable value and more than 81,000 properties saw double-digit percentage gains even before the state’s higher number was factored in.

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The tentative values released in July prompted the owners of 4,021 parcels to ask the auditor for an informal review – most owners believing the county valued their property too high. Nearly half — 1,982, or 49% — resulted in the county decreasing the taxable value; 1,805, or 45%, were unchanged; and 234, about 6%, resulted in an increase, according to the Auditor’s Office.

Property owners can also file a complaint after Jan. 1 with the Board of Revision.

If you met with the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office to challenge the tax value of your residence, or plan to file a complaint with the Board of Revision, the Dayton Daily News would like to hear from you by completing the survey below. A reporter may call you seeking additional information.

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