What is an informal hearing?

Towards the end of the revaluation, every homeowner receives a notice of their proposed valuation based on the analysis performed. These values are not final until the hearings are complete. When a homeowner has a question or concern about the proposed valuation, they are asked to call the firm to schedule a date and time to discuss the valuation process and get answers to any questions the homeowner may have. An informal hearing is not a forum to discuss taxes; it is strictly meant to answer questions on the property valuations.

Homeowners are asked to come prepared with questions and should have already compared their property to other similar sale properties in their neighborhood. Once the meeting is finished, a hearing officer will determine if a review of the property is necessary. Appraisal personnel will review the hearing notes to determine whether a change should be made to the property. All changes to value that occur due to a hearing will be reflected in the change notice that is sent after the hearings are completed.

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1. What is a revaluation?
2. What happens during a revaluation?
3. Why is a valuation update needed?
4. Will a valuation update increase my taxes?
5. How will I know if my assessment is equitable?
6. What is an informal hearing?
7. If I disagree with my assessment after a hearing, what are my options?
8. What is market value and who determines my property value?
9. Will someone be coming to inspect my house?