What information must be provided for a completed petition?

A properly completed petition is the completion of all areas on the petition form to the best of one's ability and must also include specific reasons why the property owner believes that the Assessor's valuation is not correct. Arguments such as the amount of the tax, the assessed value of other properties, the percentage by which the assessment increased, personal hardship, and other matters unrelated to market value cannot, by law, be considered by the Board.

To appeal, you must show that the Assessor erred in the appraisal. To do this, you provide evidence that clearly shows that the appraisal value does not reflect market value.

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1. What and who is the Board of Equalization (BOE)?
2. How does the Assessor value property?
3. How can citizens appeal the assessed value of their property to the Franklin County Board of Equalization?
4. Who may file an appeal?
5. When do I receive a 'Change of Value Notice' or 'Value Notice'?
6. What is the deadline for filing an appeal?
7. Should property owners contact the Assessor's Office?
8. Am I encouraged to exchange valuation information and supporting evidence at a reasonable time prior to hearing?
9. How is the resolve processed?
10. What information must be provided for a completed petition?
11. What is acceptable evidence?
12. How do I find comparable sales?
13. What if there are no properties comparable to mine?
14. When will I have a hearing?
15. What can I expect at the hearing?
16. Can the BOE increase my assessed value?
17. When will I receive a decision?
18. What if I am not satisfied with the Board of Equalization's decision?
19. Should I wait until after my hearing to pay my property taxes?