Franklin County – How To Challenge New Property Values

    The 2017 reappraisals are in for Franklin County and you may or may not be pleased with the new assessed value of your home by the county. If you are not happy with the assessed value of your property you have until April 2, 2018 to file a complaint with the county.

    In order to file your complaint with the Board of Revisions applicants need to fill out a Complaint Against The Valuation of Real Property form located here. The finished form needs to be printed, notarized, and either mailed to the Board of Revision (Board of Revision, 373 S. High St., 20th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215) or emailed to BOR@Franklincountyohio.gov.

    Trouble filling out the form? Have questions and want someone to help you in person? There are 5 mobile offices being offered prior to the application deadline where residents can get help filling out the form. They are:

    • Thursday, Jan. 11: Columbus Metropolitan Library – Gahanna Branch (310 Granville St., Gahanna, Ohio 43230) from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
    • Thursday, Jan. 18: Columbus Metropolitan Library – Whetstone Branch (3909 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214) from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 10: Columbus Metropolitan Library – New Albany Branch (200 Market St., New Albany, Ohio 43054) from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
    • Monday, March 19: Grove City Library (3959 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio 43123) from noon until 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 22: Upper Arlington Public Library (2800 Tremont Rd., Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221) from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

    Remember, the burden of proof is on the property owner to show that the value is incorrect. If you are successful in reducing the assessed property value you will either be issued a refund or the amount of over-payment will be credited to the upcoming tax bill.

    For more information on challenging your 2017 Franklin County property value visit the Franklin County Board of Revision website at www.franklincountyauditor.com/real-estate/board-revision

     

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