July 31, 2014
After evaluating the market value on the assessment notice, there are three main grounds for an appeal:
1) Error in property description; such as having a basement when there is a crawl space
2) Uniformity; similar houses should have similar values.
3) Market Value; shown by a recent purchase price, a recent appraisal or comparable sales. This is the most common.
Again it is advisable to discuss your assessment with my office prior to filing a formal appeal the Lake County Board of Review