Supervisor of Assessments
REASONS FOR AN APPEAL
You have a reasonable complaint if you can support any of the following claims:
1. The assessor’s market value estimate is higher than actual market value.
(This claim can be easily supported if you have recently purchased your property of if a professional appraisal is supplied.)
2. The assessed value is at a higher percentage of market value for your property than the prevailing township, or county median level, as shown in an assessment/sales ratio study.
3. The primary assessment of the property is based on inaccurate information such as an incorrect measurement of a lot or building.
4. The assessment is higher than those of similar neighboring properties.
For information regarding the steps in appealing a farm land or farm building assessment, contact your county’s Board of Review office.