By now you should have received your final assessment for your home’s value. After opening the dreaded notice, it likely goes one of two ways – hopefully, the assessment is accurate and it’s no big deal, but if your jaw hit the floor, don’t fret, we are here to help!
Over the past few months we have posted a series of blog articles explaining the reassessments and outlining the process of an appeal. Now that the time has come, here’s what you need to know in a nutshell.
- Final notices were either mailed out June 9 or June 14, which means that you only have until either July 19 or July 24 to get your appeal in. You can find the appeal deadline listed on the assessment.
- If you appeal the assessment value within forty days, the appeal application fee is waived. How often can you do stuff like this for free?
- You, as the filing party, are responsible for providing proof that your home’s market value is not what they think it is.
If you fail to provide the documentation you need to substantiate your appeal, your appeal will undoubtedly be denied. No harm, no foul, right? I mean you didn’t have to pay the $40 appeal fee. Well, chances are that if you had just put some time and effort into researching what you need and gathering enough evidence, you would be enjoying a lower value and tax bill. Continue Reading Lancaster County Assessment Notices are Out…Now What?