Challenge Your Property Value

Property owners must provide evidence supporting their request for a change in value, such as recent sales figures, sales contracts, or independent appraisals. Please refer to the Lucas County Board of Revision Rules of Procedure(PDF) for additional details and explanations.



The application period to challenge property values is January 1st, 2022 through 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2022.  The best way to apply is to file a complaint online:
 
File a complaint online
 

Or download a paper copy of the DTE1(PDF) (Complaint Against Valuation of Real Property).
 

 
If you have any questions regarding forms, how to file, or your property value, Lucas County Auditor, Anita Lopez, and her staff can assist you. Anyone may also research property values online via Auditor’s Real Estate Information System (AREIS). Real estate values may also be obtained by calling the Auditor’s Education Outreach Help Line at (419) 213-4406 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
 
Once a complaint is filed, applicants receive notice detailing their hearing date and time.  
 
You are strongly encouraged to provide your email address to ensure you receive your hearing and decision promptly via email and regular mail. If the office can't send your notice via email, Ohio law requires your notification sent certified mail, which means someone must be available to sign the certified mail receipt.
 
Hearings are scheduled in 30-minute increments. Currently, COVID-19 protocols are in place and the Board of Revision administers hearings via the Zoom video conferencing. Applicants meet with a Board of Revision joint panel comprised of representatives from the Auditor, Treasurer, and Commissioners' offices.
 
If you want to waive your right for a hearing and have the Board render a decision on your behalf, please complete the Online Waiver Form
 
Property owners may obtain a paper BOR form at the Auditor’s office, via mail, or download a printable copy(PDF). Complainants filing income-producing, commercial or industrial property applications are encouraged to review the Board of Revision Rules of Procedure(PDF) to file a complaint. 

Please Note
All mailed, paper DTE 1, DTE 1A, DTE 1M, or DTE 2 complaint forms must be:
1. Notarized
2. Post-marked ON or BEFORE March 31, 2022 and
3. Mailed or emailed to:
 
Lucas County Auditor 
Attn: Board of Revision
One Government Center
Suite 670
Toledo, OH 43604-2255 
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