Each year many homes are reviewed by your county assessor and their values may change. Many of these homes can be over-assessed. An increase in value usually results in higher property taxes.
Most counties offer an opportunity to appeal or protest the new assessment. The best way to do this is by presenting an appraisal by a state certified appraiser. The County’s referee needs a credible reason to allow a reduction in the assessment. An appraisal from a professional Realcorp appraiser can provide that support. A professional Realcorp appraiser is uniquely qualified to help establish your home’s true market value and determine if you are paying too much in property taxes. This appraisal, if its opinion of value is less than the Assessors, can increase your chances of getting a value reduction.
The 2023 Douglas County real property valuation protest process begins June 1, 2023. The policies and procedures for a property valuation process are outlined here: