What evidence do I need to present to the Board of Assessors?

State law places the burden of proof on the property owner to show that their property is overvalued. Stating that your property taxes are too high is not relevant. You should establish in your mind what you think your property is worth. A recent appraisal of your property may help support your case.

The best evidence that will be considered is a recent sale price of your property. The next best evidence would be recent sales of properties that are similar to yours - the closer in similarity and proximity, the better the evidence.  

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1. Why are property value adjustments necessary?
2. How is Market Value established?
3. What if there are no reasonably comparable sales?
4. I have recently built my home. Will the actual construction costs be considered?
5. What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?
6. Will my assessment go up if I repair my property?
7. How can my assessment change when I haven't done anything to my property?
8. What if, after the bill goes out, I still disagree with the assessment?
9. What evidence do I need to present to the Board of Assessors?
10. How will my taxes change as a result of the new assessment?