What information must I provide for a completed petition?

The petition form has clear directions attached. Your properly completed petition must include specific reasons why you believe that the Assessor's valuation is not correct. The amount of tax, the percentage of assessment increase, personal hardship, and other matters unrelated to market value cannot, by law, be considered by the board. Include the parcel number of the property you are appealing. A separate petition must be completed for every individual parcel. Also include the Assessor's determination of value, other appraisal information, your estimate of value, recent sales of comparable properties, or other supporting information for your appeal. Statements that simply indicate the Assessor's valuation is too high or the amount of tax is too high are not sufficient evidence.  All evidence should relate to the true and fair market value of your property. Be sure to indicate if you intend to submit additional evidence prior to the hearing. You must submit additional information at least 21 business days prior to your hearing. For purposes of scanning and records retention, please submit evidence in paper format no larger than 8 1/2" x 11", loosely bound with paperclips, binder clips, or rubber bands.  Please do not use staples, dividers, tabs, or binders. If filing after July 1 a copy of the Assessor's Notice of Value must be included with the petition. 

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1. Who is the Board of Equalization?
2. Who may file an appeal?
3. Where can I get an appeal form?
4. What information must I provide for a completed petition?
5. What is the deadline for filing a petition?
6. If I do not meet the appeal deadlines, can the board be reconvened to consider a late filed petition?
7. How does the assessor value my property?
8. When do I receive a "Change of Value Notice?"
9. What if I did not get a "Change of Value Notice?"
10. Should I wait until after my hearing to pay my property taxes?
11. What types of evidence should I provide?
12. What if there are no sales comparable to my property?
13. What if I don’t have time to gather all the evidence by the petition deadline?
14. Should I contact the Assessor’s Office?
15. When will I have a hearing?
16. What can I expect at the hearing?
17. May I submit additional information at the hearing?
18. How soon will I receive a decision from the Board of Equalization?
19. What if I am not satisfied with the Board of Equalization’s decision?