Failure to accurately and completely fill out the complaint form may result in dismissal of your complaint.
The name asked for on line 1 (one) must be the owner as of the date of filing.
All complaints involving properties owned in trust, even small family trusts, may be dismissed by the Board of Revision if the complaint was not both signed by an attorney and presented by an attorney on the hearing date. Such dismissals on the part of the Board are in keeping with the directive of the Ohio Supreme Court. If the property is in a name other than your individual name, provide this Guidelines Sheet to your attorney.
Please note: Family members, including spouses, may NOT file for each other. For more information, consult your attorney.
You must enter a value for the property on line 8 (eight) of the complaint form. The law states that your property value is the only basis for your complaint, not the amount of your taxes. By law you cannot contest taxes in the Board of Revision. You absolutely must fill in line 8 (eight) in order for your complaint to be valid.
You must fill in line 9 (nine) of the complaint form. Please write clearly. Attach another sheet of paper if the 3(three) lines provided are not enough room. Line 9 (nine) requires you to explain why you believe the value of the property should be changed.
Please be advised that the Board of Revision has no authority by law to alter your property’s value based on the Auditor’s valuations of neighboring properties.
Under Ohio law THE BURDEN OF PROOF IS ON YOU. You must prove that the value you have requested is the fair market value for the property. Decisions at the hearing regarding value will be made according to the evidence you present. It is to your advantage to include with your complaint form whatever information you intend to use for your hearing. If this is impossible, send the information as soon as it is available. Do not wait until you receive your hearing notice to send your information.
The board request you submit information 5 (five) working days before the date of the hearing. The Board may not adequately have time to review new information that is presented to them at the hearing. Each case is scheduled for a certain amount of time. We must keep to the schedule posted in order to avoid lengthy delays.
We do not give continuances because you or your appraiser are not prepared.
By law, hearing notices are sent to you by certified mail not less than ten days prior to your hearing. Read your hearing notice carefully. Failure to appear at the assigned date and time will likely result in dismissal of your case. It is your responsibility to pick up your mail when you receive notice from the Post Office.
The Board has instructed the Secretary of the Board to fully comply with their rule that continuances be granted only under extreme circumstances. Any request for a continuance must be directed to the Board by calling our office (740-446-4612 ext. 213)) within seven calendar days of receipt of the notice of the scheduled hearing. If the request is granted, we will give you a new hearing date at that time.
The Board of Revision’s address is:18 LOCUST ST., RM. 1264 GALLIPOLIS, OHIO 45631
(A) The complaint filing period is January 1 through March 31. Complaints filed after the March 31 deadline will be dismissed by the Board. The complaint (DTE Form 1) must be filled out in its entirety; failure to do so may result in a dismissal. THE BURDEN OF PROOF IS ON THE COMPLAINANT.
(1) For complaints on Residential Property the following information should be submitted not later than five working days before the date of scheduled hearings.
a. Closing statements, purchase contract, and a copy of the conveyance statement, if applicable.
b. Photographs of the property, if available.
c. Construction cost of new building (certified by the builder), if applicable.
d. Appraisal Report if such is intended to be offered as evidence.
e. Certified estimates from a contractor for repairs cited on the complaint.
f. Any other supporting documents.
(2) For complaints on Commercial/Industrial Property the following information should be submitted not later than five working days before the date of scheduled hearings.
a. Closing statement, purchase contract and a copy of the conveyance statement, if applicable.
b. Lease agreements and/or rent rolls, if applicable.
c. Photographs, Income and Expense Statements or appropriate schedules of the complainant’s Federal Income Tax Return.
d. Construction cost of new building, if applicable (certified by the builder). These should include both hard and soft costs.
e. Appraisal report if such is intended to be offered as evidence.
f. Certified estimates from a contractor for repairs cited on the complaint.
g. Any other supporting documents.
(3) For complaints on C.A.U.V. the following information should be submitted not later than five working days before the date of scheduled hearings.
1. Documentation of sales of Agricultural products from the property you wish to be restored to the CAUV program.
The following are acceptable documents to prove agricultural income:
a. Schedule F of your income tax return
b. Sales receipts
c. Rent receipt from person who farms the property.
d. Signed/notarized statement from person who sold the agricultural product. (Example: You allow someone to cut your hay and that person sells the hay or feeds the hay and then sells the livestock
2. You must appear at the scheduled hearing and give sworn testimony of good cause for failure to file your CAUV renewal application.
Failure to appear at the Scheduled hearing will Result in Dismissal
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