What type of appeals will the board hear?

The Board of Review has the authority to act on appeals of:

  • Classification: This is roughly the equivalent to zoning or use. The six classifications are Agricultural, Commercial, Developmental, Industrial, Residential, and Timber Cutover.
  • Equity: All properties within the jurisdiction are to be assessed at the same ratio; 50% of True Cash Value.
  • Hardship: Poverty stricken property owners can request tax assistance from the Board of Review. Household financial documentation will be necessary.
  • Status: Certain properties, such as Churches, are tax exempt. Sometimes there are unusual situations that create appeals.
  • Valuation: This type is by far the bulk of the appeals. It is important to remember that neither the assessor nor the Board of Review can affect the millages or taxes. They can change an assessment if shown that it exceeds 50% of True Cash Value.

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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?