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Record Descriptions – Board of Review

Board of Review Dockets

Record of the review and revision of tax assessments shows the name and address of the property owner, the board of review number, a legal description of the property in question, the page number of its entry in the Assessor's Book, the date and time of the hearing, the original assessment, the adjusted or final assessment, and the amount of increase or decrease in assessed valuation.

Board of Review Minutes

Minutes show the names of board members and the dates of board meetings with agendas of each meeting. Minutes also contain tax schedules; petitions for tax exemption, showing the name and address of the petitioner and a description of the property in question; tax complaints, showing the name and address of the complainant and a description of the property at issue; certificates of error, showing the name and address of the complainant, a description of the property at issue, the error in assessment, and the revised assessment; notices of hearings, showing the complaint number, the name of the petitioner or complainant, and the date of the hearing; and results of hearings, showing the decision of the board.

Tax Complaints

Complaints show the complainant's name, a legal description of the property at issue, the date of the complaint, the names of the lawyer, treasurer, and clerk, the court term, the basis for objection, and may show the ruling.