Tips to lower you property tax assessment

Review the assessment on file, especially the descriptions and dimensions of the property. Compare assessments with neighbors with similar property.

Hire an independent certified appraiser and/or meet with your assessor and provide them with enough convincing evidence to warrant a reduction. File a formal appeal with your local government office.

If a hearing is necessary, make sure you arrive prepared. You may request a copy of the board’s procedures prior to the hearing. Arrive with photos and comparable property assessments.

STAY CALM! Though you may be frustrated with your taxes, it is important to be methodical and all business when communicating with various individuals “just doing their job.”

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