Important Property Value Claim Information
Support Your Claim
Providing evidence regarding your property’s valuation is an important part of the process.
Examples of types of evidence: (please note that these are examples and are not all required; the more evidence you have to support your claim the stronger your case)
- Arms-length sale, documented by recorded deed, closing statement (HUD-1), purchase contract, and/or conveyance fee statement (DTE 100).
- Recent appraisal report of the subject property made for tax valuation purposes and authenticated by the appraiser during the hearing. Other opinions of value may be considered and given consideration.
- Estimates from a certified contractor for repairs cited on the complaint. Major structural issues may affect the value of the property while regular maintenance needs (new roof, new driveway) are typically factored into the existing current value based on the age/condition of the property.
- Dated interior/exterior photos of the property and comparable properties showing the condition.
- New construction costs certified by the builder. This should include both hard (materials) and soft (labor) costs.
- To submit your evidence:
- In person at 2079 E. 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Cleveland
- By mail to 2079 E. 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Cleveland OH 44115
- By email to BORinfo@cuyahogacounty.us
- Fax: 216-443-8282
You can research your property value and support your claim.
- Check recent sales in your neighborhood. The Cuyahoga County Residential Sales Finder Application has all residential sales since 2018.
- Check the Cuyahoga County Property Records website to review the characteristics of your property, such as square footage, bathrooms etc.
- Use the Property Tax Calculator to estimate the difference between the taxes based on the current value or your property vs the estimated taxes based on your opinion of value listed on the complaint form
Appealing the BOR Decision
You have 30 days from the date on the decision notice to act.
Your decision notice contains information on how to appeal. For further information you can contact the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals at 614-446-6700 or thru their website www.bta.ohio.gov. or the Court of Common Pleas at 216-443-7974.
More questions? See our FAQ’s.