If you are still certain that your assessment does not reflect what your property would likely sell for on the open market, you may file a written appeal to Assessment Review Board. On the back of your Combined Assessment and Tax Notice it shows the deadlines and steps you must take to file a formal complaint.
Assessment Appeal Fees:
$50.00 per tax roll for residential properties with 3 or less dwelling units or farm properties.
$650.00 per tax roll for residential properties with 4 or more dwelling units
$650.00 per tax roll for non-residential properties.
$30.00 per tax roll for Tax Notices other than Business.
$650.00 per tax roll for Linear property-Property Generation
$50.00 per Linear Property Assessment Unit Identification for Linear property Other
$650.00 for Equalized Assessment
Note: under the Municipal Government Act, Section 460(6). “There is no right to make a complaint about any tax rate..” This means that you cannot appeal your taxes because you feel that they are too high. You only may appeal the assessment. To avoid penalty charges, you must first pay your taxes by June 30th EVEN if you plan to appeal your assessment.