In Franklin County, Ohio, you have until March 31 of the following tax year to file a complaint with the Board of Revision contesting the current year’s tax valuation of your real property. The County Auditor must receive your complaint on or before March 31. This means that you should hand-deliver the complaint if you have waited until the deadline to file.
If you seek to dispute your property valuation, you should strongly consider having your property appraised by an independent appraiser. Check with the appraiser and see what he or she charges to attend the hearing with you. The appraiser will need to testify concerning the appraisal and his or her valuation of the property. You may wish to consider the cost of the appraiser and an attorney and compare that to the increase in proposed property taxes over the next few years. If you decide to move forward with contesting your property valuation then consider attaching a copy of your appraisal to your complaint.
If you are seeking legal representation to appeal the county auditor’s tax valuation of your property contact Andrew Ruzicho at 614-447-2365 or email at this address.