The Franklin County Auditor's Office will be sending out a tentative value mailer in August 2014. This letter will offer the opportunity for a Franklin County property owner to meet with an appraiser to offer additional information pertinent to the value of his or her property.
These Informal Value Review sessions will be take place from Monday, Aug. 25 through Wednesday, Sept. 24. Owners can then present information to support a different value. If you have paperwork to bring forward to justify a possible change in your 2014 tentative value, please bring the suggested information listed below to an Informal Value Review. You can bring one or more of these supporting documents:
All property values will be finalized in November for use in the December tax billing.
A list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Informal Value Review process can be found at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions, please call 614-525-HOME (4663).
We cannot calculate your taxes based on your new value until after the November election results are finalized and the new tax rates are released in December.
The dates, times and locations of these Informal Value Reviews are listed below (all times 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.):
Monday, Aug. 25 and Tuesday, Aug. 26*
5462 N. Center St.
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
Wednesday, Aug. 27 and Thursday, Aug. 28*
Church of the Resurrection
6300 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.
New Albany, Ohio 43054
Tuesday, Sept. 2 and Wednesday, Sept. 3
First Church of God
3480 Refugee Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43232
Thursday, Sept. 4 and Friday, Sept. 5*
Dublin Community Recreation Center
5600 Post Rd.
Dublin, Ohio 43017
Monday, Sept. 8 and Tuesday, Sept. 9*
Groveport Recreation Center
7370 Groveport Rd.
Groveport, Ohio 43125
Wednesday, Sept. 10 and Thursday, Sept. 11
Columbus Board of Realtors
2700 Airport Dr.
Columbus, Ohio 43219
Monday, Sept. 15 and Tuesday, Sept. 16*
Grove City Church of the Nazarene
4770 Hoover Rd.
Grove City, Ohio 43123
Wednesday, Sept. 17 and Thursday, Sept. 18
FOP Capital City Lodge #9
6800 Schrock Hill Ct.
Columbus, Ohio 43229
Tuesday, Sept. 23 and Wednesday, Sept. 24
Franklin County Courthouse Auditorium
373 S. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
* - Indicates that a CAUV representative will be available from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. to answer questions.
Q. What is an Informal Value Review?
An Informal Value Review is a forum meant to answer questions on the new property valuations. Property owners are asked to come prepared with documentation regarding specific issues with their new assessments.
Appraisers will take notes as to the property owners' concerns and specifics regarding their property. Each property that had an Informal Value Review will then be reviewed on an individual basis to determine if there is a change of value warranted.
Q. If after an Informal Value Review, the property owner still disagrees with the assessment, what is the next step?
If, after an Informal Value Review, a property owner still disagrees with the property assessment, the property owner may then file an application to appear before the Board of Revision. The Board of Revision will review the application and make a determination as to the disposition of the complaint.
The property owner may request mediation in an attempt to resolve the dispute by telephone before a formal hearing before the Board of Revision is scheduled. Sometimes the case will be assigned to mediation to handle the matter by phone.
Q. How does a homeowner apply for an appeal with the Board of Revision?
Applications will be available starting December 2014 in the Franklin County Auditor's Office or online at www.franklincountyauditor.com. All applications are due to the Franklin County Auditor's Office no later than March 31, 2015.
Q. What are the suggested steps in the Informal Value Review process?
Step 1: Before coming to the informal value review meeting, you may want to take a few minutes to:
Bring this information with you to the meeting.
Step 2: If you disagree with the new market value that is on your value change notice, you may also bring with you:
Please submit copies of your documentation as the documents submitted will not be returned.