Challenges and Appeals

As the saying goes, “timing is everything.” Now is the time to let the highly experienced attorneys at Taft manage the challenges and appeals of your real estate tax valuation process.

In Ohio, each county auditor reappraises real property in that county every six years and “updates” the appraisal each intervening three years. For example, in 2009, market values for Cuyahoga County properties will be “updated” (determining taxes payable in late 2009/early 2010 and in mid 2010). 

A land owner may file a revision complaint only once every three years (subject to certain exceptions), so the timing of the filing of a revision complaint relative to the three-year appraisal cycle is important. A property owner should reasonably expect a reduction in market value sufficient to cover associated costs of an appraiser and legal counsel, while yielding a net tax savings. 

The schedule for reappraisal/updates for local counties follows:

2008 Reappraisal: Ashtabula & Summit
2008 Update: Butler, Franklin, Geauga, Hamilton, Mahoning, Richland & Trumbull
2009 Reappraisal: Sandusky
2009 Update: Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Portage, Stark & Warren
2010 Reappraisal: (no local counties)
2010 Update: Medina
2011 Update: Clermont

The attorneys at Taft will work to resolve your tax issues in an expedient and cost-effective manner.

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