Challenge Your Property Value

Lucas County Board of Commissioners declared an emergency and encourage citizens to avoid public offices. Please do not come to our office unannounced, follow the guidelines below. We are open and operating under:  S.E.T.


S-SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: The Auditor’s Office will take appointments via Facetime, and conference calls. See contact information below. Email, text or call.

E-EMAIL QUESTIONS AND REQUEST FORMS: Please email requests and questions to outreach@co.lucas.oh.us

T-TEXT A QUESTION TO (419) 309-7877
Last, please call our consumer hotline at (419) 213-4406.

Please use one of the options above before coming to our office.
A list of departmental phone numbers is listed below:
Deed Transfer/Conveyance (419) 213-4439 or (419) 213-4332
Board of Revision (419) 213-4424 or (419) 213-4327
CAUV/Homestead (419) 213-4873 
Dog, Cigarette or Vendors License (419) 213-4443
Finance (419) 213-4329 or (419) 213-4435
Disbursements (419) 213-4328
Tax Accounting (419) 213-4446 or (419) 213-4154
Special Assessments-Exemptions (419) 213-4292 or (419) 213-4154
Payroll (419) 213-4348 or (419) 213-4346
Weights and Measures (419) 213-4447
Homeowners Real Estate Questions(419) 213-4142 or (419) 213-4434 or (419) 213-4155 or (419) 213-4153
Commercial/Business Real Estate Questions: (419) 213-4833 
GENERAL QUESTIONS: 419-213-4338, or 419-213-4403, 419-213-4432, (419) 213-4335
Email questions to Outreach@co.lucas.oh.us
TEXT a question 419-309-7877
The Lucas County Auditor herself (419) 213-4322

The Board of Revision (BOR) reviews complaints people have with their property values. Homeowners who wish to challenge their property values must do so by 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021.
 
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.
 
File a complaint online
 
Download a paper copy of the DTE1(PDF) (Complaint Against The Valuation of Real Property) 
 
If you have any questions regarding the forms, how to file, or your property value, the Lucas County Auditor, Anita Lopez, and her staff can assist you. 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 letter detailing their hearing date and time.  
 
You are strongly encouraged to provide your email address. Providing your email address ensures that you will receive your hearing and decision letter promptly via email and regular mail. Suppose the office is not able to send your notice via email. In that case, Ohio law requires that the notification is sent via certified mail, which means someone must be available to sign the certified mail receipt.
 
Hearings are held in One Government Center on the sixth floor. Hearings are scheduled in 30-minute increments. Currently, COVID-19 protocols are in place. Therefore, the Board of Revision administers hearings via the Zoom online video conferencing system. 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
 
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) for filing a complaint. 

Please Note
All mailed, paper DTE 1, DTE 1M, or DTE 2 complaint forms must be:
1. Notarized
2. Post-marked ON or BEFORE March 31, 2021 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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