From Franklin County Auditor:
Starting Nov. 13, property owners can file complaints with the BOR, which is comprised of the county auditor (me), the county treasurer and president of the board of county commissioners or their representatives. Instructions on how to file a complaint, along with the complaint forms themselves, can be found on the board’s website or by calling us at 614-525-HOME. The deadline to file a complaint is March 31, 2021.
Once you file a complaint, the BOR will set a hearing at which the property owner can present evidence that supports their opinion of the property value. That evidence can include a private appraisal, evidence of detrimental property conditions, a comparable sale from the last two years, or a conveyance form if the property was recently purchased. The more documentation you have, the better.
We plan to have extensive educational outreach over the next few months about the BOR challenge process, with our Mobile Office out in the community helping homeowners understand the challenge process and how they can file for a hearing.
This year, because of the pandemic, the BOR is planning to hold these hearings virtually via Zoom. Once the hearing has been held and the BOR makes its ruling on your property value, you still have the option to appeal their decision with either the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals or the Court of Common Pleas.
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