How to File a Franklin County Property Tax Appeal in 2012

In August 2011, The Columbus Dispatch published a very informative article about the latest auditor appraisals within Franklin County.  According to Clarence Mingo, Franklin County’s auditor, homeowners lost $3.7 billion in property value since 2005.  While most people saw a decline, some owners actually saw an increase, including residents in Grandview, Clintonville, Bexely, and some areas of Westerville.  Read more about the re-evaluations here.

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If you are one of those homeowners that feels like your tax property value still doesn’t properly reflect your market value there is possible relief.  Franklin County has a deadline of April 2, 2012 to file an appeal for your 2011 real estate tax value.  To file an appeal you will need to fill out the forms via the Franklin county auditor’s website, and mail into the board of revisions. Once they have received your paperwork they will schedule an appointment to hear your complaint, at this time you will need an appraisal or sale comparables.


Link to the forms here.

I am happy, free of charge, to run comparable sold listings for you, or you can hire an appraiser to appraise your home.  If I can help, please contact me.

Shanna Lafontaine is a Realtor with RE/MAX Affiliates who works Metro Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Powell, Worthington, Westerville, Delaware and surrounding Central Ohio areas helping both Buyers and Sellers.

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