What is acceptable evidence?

Acceptable evidence includes, but is not limited to written contractor estimates of the cost to cure; letters or documents from government agencies and/or experts regarding development limitations; deeds describing easements that impact value; appraisal documents; excise documents of property sales; photos; and maps showing access limitations, etc. Evidence and testimony that estimate market value based on analysis of comparable sales is most persuasive. Appraisals, sales, written briefs, and photos are examples of evidence that may be relevant to the determination of market value.

The Board has no authority to consider assessed value comparisons of other properties to determine 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?