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Real Estate Tax Lawyers in Ohio
As real estate tax lawyers in Ohio, we can tell you that, in Ohio, real property is valued every three years. The Tax Commissioner requires a visual inspection every six years under R.C. 5715.33, and every three years the values are updated (R.C. 715.24). Each period allows for one appeal of the real estate value to be filed and prosecuted. Each County is on their own schedule for reassessments. The schedule of reassessments is found here. Each of Ohio’s 88 Counties handle their own assessments, and it is not an exact science, which is why you may want to consult with real estate tax lawyers before proceeding on your own. The counties employ a technique called mass appraisal and while it may capture important data, it is not particular to each taxpayer’s property and important facts may be missed.
Each property owner should evaluate their tax assessment to determine if an opportunity exists for reduction. Our firm of real estate tax lawyers in Ohio can help you determine if the value assigned by the taxing authority is correct, too low or too high. If the value is too high, an appeal can be filed by March 31 of each year to contest the prior tax year’s value. However, filing an appeal opens the door to revaluation, and if the value is too low, a taxpayer can be at risk for an increase. The process is complicated and we recommend the use of a property tax attorney to properly handle the filing and presentation of evidence to prove the over-valuation of your real estate. The law in the area is ever-changing and the attorneys at Sleggs, Danzinger & Gill are ready to assist you in a review of your current valuation.