Challenge Your Property Value
File a complaint online
Paper copy of the DTE 1 (Complaint Against The Valuation of Real Property)
Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez and her staff are available to assist homeowners in researching his or her property value and in completing the forms. Homeowners may also research property values online via the 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 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Once a complaint has been filed, homeowners will receive a scheduling notice by ordinary mail. Hearings are held in One Government Center on the sixth floor. Hearings are scheduled in 30 minute increments. The homeowner will meet with a Board of Revision joint panel comprised of representatives from the Auditor, Treasurer and Commissioners' offices.
If you choose to waive your right for a hearing and have the Board render a decision on your behalf, please complete the Online Waiver Form. Additional information is required including but not limited to: comparable sales, recent appraisal, settlement statement, purchase agreement, condition, photo(s), certified repair estimate(s), etc.
Property owners may obtain a paper BOR form at the Auditor’s office, via mail, or can download a printable copy. Complainants filing income producing, commercial or industrial property applications are encouraged to review the BOR instructions for filing a complaint.
If mailing in your DTE-1 complaint form it must be:
- Post-marked ON or BEFORE March 31, 2020
- Mailed to:
Lucas County Auditor
Attn: Board of Revision
One Government Center
Toledo, OH 43604-2255