What information should be included with the protest?

Each protest must contain:

  1. A description of the real property
  2. A signature
  3. A requested valuation amount
  4. A written statement of why the requested change in assessment should be made

Evidence & Data

Evidence or data that will assist in proving the valuation of property was incorrectly assessed as of January 1 can also be included such as: 

  1. Discounted cash flow data (for development land)
  2. Evidence of recent "arms length" sale
  3. Farm Service Agency (FSA) maps or other data showing different land uses or soil types (farmland only)
  4. Income, vacancy and expense data (for commercial or investment properties)
  5. Photos of property's physical condition
  6. Recent appraisal (within 12 months)
  7. Sales of similar properties in the same area

Important: Protest documents are public records and cannot be returned. Please redact sensitive information such as birth dates, social security numbers, credit card numbers and/or bank account numbers.

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1. How are property values determined?
2. Why file a protest?
3. Is there a filing fee?
4. When can a protest be filed?
5. How is a protest filed?
6. How does one confirm that an electronic protest has been successfully filed?
7. What information should be included with the protest?
8. How do I submit additional information/supporting documentation?
9. What happens after a protest is filed?
10. Who are the referees?
11. Is a hearing required?
12. What dates and times are available for referee hearings?
13. Can a hearing be rescheduled?
14. How long does a hearing last?
15. Can someone else attend my referee hearing?
16. What happens after a referee hearing?
17. Can the County's final valuation be appealed?
18. What if the property has a pending TERC appeal?
19. What other options exist to have a property's valuation reviewed?
20. How much more will I pay in property tax if my valuation increases?