Filing a complaint against valuation of real estate

Monday, 07 January 2013

Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE reminds taxpayers that the Board of Revision will be accepting complaints against the valuation of their real estate beginning January 1, 2013. The deadline to file a complaint form (DTE 1) is April 1, 2013.

The Summit County Board of Revision reviews complaints about property values. Taxpayers who do not agree with our valuation of their property have the opportunity to file a complaint with the Board of Revision for review of property values. When a complaint is filed, the Board of Revision will schedule a hearing, review testimony provided and issue a decision on whether a correction should be made to the valuation. The board does not hear complaints regarding real estate taxes.

Complaint forms (DTE 1) are required to be signed, dated and notarized. Submissions must be postmarked on or before April 1, 2013. Complaint forms can be hand delivered or mailed to the Summit County Fiscal Office, 175 S. Main Street, Room 302, Akron or our satellite office at Summit County Board of Revision, 2525 State Rd., Room 153, Cuyahoga Falls.

Property owners may obtain a complaint form (DTE 1) by calling 330-643-2631 or by visiting the Board of Revision Complaints. The complaint form is a PDF fill-in for your convenience.

Board of Revision members are the Fiscal Officer, the County Executive, the County Clerk of Courts and/or their representatives.