What is the Board of Review?

The Board of Review consists of the majority of Village Board members and the Village clerk. It is the Board's duty to hear sworn oral testimony from the property owner and the assessor, regarding assessed values, and to decide if the valuation is correct. Stating that property taxes are too high is not relevant testimony. The Board of Review will only hear objections to your property value-not to dissatisfaction with your tax amount. It is the property owner's responsibility to provide evidence strong enough to prove that the assessor's value is incorrect. The best evidence would be a recent arms-length sale of your property. The next best evidence would be recent arms-length sales of properties that are similar to yours. A recent appraisal of your property would also be helpful.

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1. What is a revaluation?
2. What is the assessor's role?
3. How does the assessor value property?
4. What is market value?
5. Can the assessment on my property be changed even if the assessor has not been inside my property?
6. I have recently built a new home. Will the construction costs be considered?
7. What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?
8. Will my assessment go up if I repair my property?
9. How can my assessment change when I haven't done anything to my property?
10. Do all assessments change at the same rate?
11. Will I be notified if there is a change in my assessment?
12. How do I know if my assessment is correct?
13. What if I don't agree with my assessment?
14. After this review, if I still think the assessment is incorrect, what can I do?
15. What is the Board of Review?
16. What happens after the Board of Review makes its decision?
17. How will my taxes change as a result of the new assessment?