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Steps in the Assessment Appeals Process



 

Stage  Description General Timeline
1

Property owner files the Assessment Appeal Application

In accordance with legal requirements for type of appeal being filed 

Clerk of the Board assigns an appeal number and sends the applicant a letter acknowledging receipt of the appeal

As soon as possible after receipt of application

 

Clerk of the Board reviews the application and sends the applicant a letter either:

  • Verifying that the application is complete and ready to be scheduled for hearing, or
  • Requesting additional information required to complete the application review process, or
  • Denying the application
 

Within 12 months of filing

 
4

Clerk of the Board sends notice of scheduled hearing 

At least 45 days prior to hearing 
Hearing is conducted and decision is rendered by Appeals Board or Hearing Officer 

Within 24 months of filing

 

After hearing, the Assessor’s office processes any necessary roll corrections.  If the applicant is due a refund, the Auditor’s office sends a claim form to the taxpayer.  Once the taxpayer returns the claim form, the refund is sent to the taxpayer.

 

Timeline for the entire process may vary, but once taxpayer returns the claim form, the check is usually sent out within three working days.