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How to challenge your home appraisal

Many Cuyahoga County residents are unhappy about the new property values of their homes.

CLEVELAND — Residents are voicing their concerns over the latest tax property assessments in Cuyahoga County.

It’s part of Cuyahoga County’s triennial assessment which happens to land during a hot housing market impacted by the pandemic. But county officials said there is a way to challenge the appraisals if property owners don’t agree with the new value.

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“We do expect that this is going to be one of the highest filing seasons of all time,” said Cuyahoga County Board of Revision Administrator Ron O’Leary.

O’Leary said dozens of calls have come in each day from residents – and he expects more to follow.

If property owners disagree with the new value, they can file a complaint with evidence to support your claim. The types of evidence residents can submit include photographs of the property, appraisals and documents related to recent sales. The complaints can be filed online or in person between Jan 1st and March 31st of 2022. If complaints are sent prior to the start date, it will be sent back to the resident.

The first of 11 community meetings to address concerns took place Tuesday night in Bedford. The schedule for the remaining 10 community informational meetings can be found here.

O’Leary said dozens of calls come in each day from residents – and he expects more to follow.

Other counties have similar ways to file complaints or dispute new property values. In Summit County, residents can also file complaints to the Board of Revision.

Click here for more information on how to file a complaint in Cuyahoga County.

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