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Board of Revision

Law Office of James. J. Collum, LLC is an Ohio Board of Revision lawyer who represents individual taxpayers before the Board of Revision who do not agree with the valuation of their property and request reappraisal by the county.

Although each county in Ohio has a somewhat different procedure, the process of requesting a reappraisal of your home’s valuation for purposes of your property taxes begins with the filing of a completed DTE Form 1 (Complaint Against Valuation of Property) with your County Board of Revision. The most common reason for the request for reappraisal is a recent sale of the property in an arm’s length transaction that is lower than the county’s appraised value. Other valid reasons may include a casualty loss to the property or an occupancy change of at least 15% in a multi-unit dwelling.

Once the DTE Form 1 has been timely and properly filed, the matter will be set for hearing before the Board of Revision. At the hearing, evidence of comparable values, a recent appraisal to the property, cost of repairs to the property and comparable sales is most often utilized; however, there are a number of different types of evidence that may be useful to establish the desired property valuation. In addition, witness testimony from a qualified appraiser or contractor may be utilized in certain circumstances to support the taxpayer’s case.

Law Office of James. J. Collum, LLC is experienced in matters before the Board of Revision and can assist you in the quest to lower your property tax bill through a decreased valuation of your property. Please contact Law Office of James. J. Collum, LLC for a FREE CONSULTATION regarding your questions concerning the Board of Revision at (330) 494-4877 or by e-mail at

Law Office of James. J. Collum, LLC is an Ohio Board of Revision lawyer who assists individuals in cities and counties all over Northeast Ohio including, but not limited to, the cities of Canton, Akron, Alliance, Canal Fulton, Massillon, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Fairlawn, Green, Macedonia, Munroe Falls, New Franklin, Norton, Stow, Tallmadge, Twinsburg, Kent, Ravenna, Streetsboro, Aurora, Brunswick, Medina, Rittman, Wadsworth, Dover, New Philadelphia, Uhrichsville, Orrville, Wooster, Columbiana, East Liverpool, Salem and most often practices before the Stark County Board of Revision and the Summit County Board of Revision.


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