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HOW IS MY PROPERTY

VALUE DETERMINED?

Comparable

Sales

 

Improvements

and/or changes

 

Market

Analysis

Reviewed and

approved by State of Ohio Department of Taxation

 

LINKS

Property Search

SmartFile

Sales Ratio Dashboard

Triennial Sales Ratio by Neighborhood Dashboard

Property Tax Estimator

Levy Calculator

Your Home Your Value

 

NEED ADDITIONAL HELP?

CONTACT US.

 

PHONE

440.350.5842

 

EMAIL

[email protected]

 

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday

8:00AM-4:30PM

 

105 Main Street

Suite 101C

Painesville, Ohio 44077

 

Your 2021 Triennial Revaluation

NEXT STEPS

 

This review process is only if you do NOT agree with the tentative value indicated in the mailer you received.

 

1) Review your property information here:

Property Information

 

·         Is the Auditor’s Office information correct? (Please note that the property value listed is not the 2021 tentative value, because it has not yet been certified by the State of Ohio.)

 

·         To review how your area value change compares to other neighborhoods within Lake County, search here:

Triennial Sales Ratio by Neighborhood Dashboard

 

2) If you still disagree with your tentative property value, and would like to request an informal value review of your property, visit our Smartfile portal, complete and submit form DTE1: (Please note you must create an account on the login page to proceed.)

https://auditorsmartfile.lakecountyohio.gov/smartfile/

 

·         If you are requesting a change in value by filing a DTE1, please be prepared to substantiate your opinion of value with one or more of the following:

-Fee appraisal

-Documentation of a recent sale

-Comparable Sales (do not include foreclosures or sheriff sales)

These can be uploaded through the Smartfile portal with your DTE1.

 

·         Upon submittal, Lake County Auditor’s appraisal staff will review your submission and supporting documentation to make a determination on value.

 

·         You may schedule to discuss your informal value review with an appraiser. However, THIS IS NOT REQUIRED. Reviews can be in-person, or via telephone between 9/1/2021 and 9/30-9/30/2021. To schedule an informal interview to discuss your submission please call 440.350.5829 or email [email protected].

 

·         If you are unable to submit through our Smartfile portal, you may print out the DTE1 here: and submit it to our office no later than 9/30/2021 by mail or by dropping off in-person. (Please note that using our Smartfile portal is faster and more efficient.)

 

3) Final value letters will be mailed to those who requested an informal value review. If you still disagree with the final value, you may file a complaint with the Lake County Board of Revision between January 1 and March 31, 2022.

Triennial Revaluation Calendar

Sep 2021 – Tentative value mailers received

Dec 2021 – Real property abstract finalized and taxes calculated

Sept 1 – Sept 30 – Informal review sessions

Jan 1 – March 31, 2022 Lake County Board of Revision filing period

Oct 2021 – Final values determined

 

Oct 29 – Final values submitted to State of Ohio

March 31, 2022 – Last day to file Form DTE1