Are your property taxes too high? We can help. With the new market-oriented property assessment laws that went into effect in early 2002, many homeowners have an excellent chance of reducing their taxes if they file an appeal backed by a current appraisal. Call Seward Real Estate toll-free at 1-800-777-0340 to schedule a phone conference or an appraisal.
Here are the steps Indiana property owners need to take:
First, obtain a copy of your property record card from your township assessor. Are the measurements correct? Did the assessor identify the correct number of rooms, count the unfinished attic or basement as finished, or make other factual errors?
Second, if you believe your assessment is too high, you can appeal. Reassessment is based on the market value in use (or most probable selling price for its current use) of your property; therefore, you need to know the property's current value before deciding to appeal. This is where Seward Real Estate Services can help. Call us toll-free at 1-800-777-0340 to schedule a phone conference or an appraisal.
If your appraisal is less than the assessment, you can request an informal preliminary conference with the county or township assessor. You may also file a formal form 133 with the county assessor. See the "Petition for Correction of an Error" fact sheet. You can also file form 130 if you believe your assessments are too high and don't reflect current market value.
WARNING: Don't get caught up in online company ad campaigns that charge you for free forms and ad-hoc comparables. Use Zillow for free comparables and the free forms I've included above. They're simple to fill out and you don't need to pay a third party to do it for you.
The county will schedule a hearing on your case at which time you will be able to present evidence (your current appraisal report from Seward Real Estate Services). For a listing of the county assessor office click on the "Assessor" button below.
We look forward to helping you. Call us toll-free at 1-800-777-0340 to schedule a phone conference or an appraisal or fill out the form below and we'll be in touch.
Are you paying too much in county property taxes?
It's often been said that "there's nothing certain in life except death and taxes." But you may be able to save money on property taxes by having your home appraised properly. Please fill out the form below and we’ll send you more information, with no obligation. We guarantee your privacy.