Process of Contesting
Please visit the Cuyahoga County Board of Revision website for filing details and procedures or call 216-443-7195, to speak with a Board of Revisions representative. View how to contest late payments.
Note: Decreasing property value does not result in a comparable decrease in property taxes due to the House Bill 920 tax reduction factor.
There are several options to file a valuation complaint:
- E-File online. This is the preferred method. You will need an email address, but a notary is not necessary. Filing through
this portal is the only way to bypass the notary requirement.
If you have questions, please use this step-by-step guide on how to e-file.
- Complete a blank form which requires manually completing the form and requires a signature and a notary seal prior to mailing or e-mailing it to the Board of Revision.
- Visit the Board of Revision office at 2079 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 and fill out a complaint in person. There is usually a notary on staff.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT E-MAILING A COMPLAINT IS NOT THE SAME AS FILING THROUGH THE E-FILE PORTAL**
The filing period for 2021 complaints is December 28, 2021 – March 31, 2022 at 4:30 PM EST. If a complaint is mailed, the envelope must bear a United States Post Office postmark of March 31, 2022 or earlier. Private meter postmarks (such as UPS, FedEx, DHL or Pitney Bowes) are not valid postmarks for purposes of establishing the filing date.
The Board of Revision has suspended all in-person hearings. This is subject to change based on the evolving pandemic situation. Please continue to check our website for the most recent information.
If your complaint has already been scheduled and you still want an in-person hearing, please call our office and we will reschedule your complaint. Hearings will still be conducted virtually by Zoom or by phone. All hearings—in-person, Zoom, or phone—are open to the public. For instructions on how to attend a hearing, please contact our office at 216-443-7195 or firstname.lastname@example.org.