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Welcome to the Board of Revision

We are located in the
Cuyahoga County Administrative Headquarters


Pin point map locator2079 East Ninth Street
Second Floor
Cleveland, Ohio
Hours: M-F from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact us:
Phone: 216-443-7195
Fax (216) 443-8282  
Email: BORInfo@cuyahogacounty.us

There are several options to file a valuation complaint:

  1. E-File online. This is the preferred method. You will need an email address, but a notary is not necessary. Filing through this portal is the only way to bypass the notary requirement.
    If you have questions, please use this step-by-step guide on how to e-file:
  2. Complete a blank form which requires manually completing the form and requires a signature and a notary seal prior to mailing or e-mailing it to the Board of Revision.
  3. **PLEASE NOTE THAT E-MAILING A COMPLAINT IS NOT THE SAME AS FILING THROUGH THE E-FILE PORTAL**
  4. Visit the Board of Revision office at 2079 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 and fill out a complaint in person. There is usually a notary on staff.

The filing period for 2021 complaints is December 28, 2021 – March 31, 2022 at 4:30 PM EST. If a complaint is mailed, the envelope must bear a United States Post Office postmark of March 31, 2022 or earlier. Private meter postmarks (such as UPS, FedEx, DHL or Pitney Bowes) are not valid postmarks for purposes of establishing the filing date.

Attending Hearings:

Due to a recent rise in COVID cases, the Board of Revision is suspending all in-person hearings until at least February 7, 2022. This is subject to change based on the evolving pandemic situation. Please continue to check our website for the most recent information.

If your complaint has already been scheduled and you still want an in-person hearing, please call our office and we will reschedule your complaint. Hearings will still be conducted virtually by Zoom or by phone. All hearings—in-person, Zoom, or phone—are open to the public. For instructions how to attend a hearing, please contact our office at 216-443-7195 or borinfo@cuyahogacounty.us.






Support your claim
Providing evidence regarding your property’s valuation is an important part of the process.

Examples of types of evidence: (please note that these are examples and are not all required; the more evidence you have to support your claim the stronger your case) 
  • Arms-length sale, documented by recorded deed, closing statement (HUD-1), purchase contract, and/or conveyance fee statement (DTE 100).
  • Recent appraisal report of the subject property made for tax valuation purposes and authenticated by the appraiser during the hearing. Other opinions of value may be considered and given consideration.
  • Certified estimates from a contractor for repairs cited on the complaint. Major structural issues may affect the value of the property while regular maintenance needs (new roof, new driveway) are typically factored into the existing current value based on the age/condition of the property.
  • Dated interior/exterior photos of the property and comparable properties showing the condition.
  • New construction costs certified by the builder. This should include both hard (materials) and soft (labor) costs.
  • To submit your evidence:
    • In person at 2079 E. 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Cleveland
    • By mail to 2079 E. 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Cleveland OH 44115
    • By email to BORinfo@cuyahogacounty.us or fax it 216-443-8282
    • Fax: 216-443-8282      
Resources:
You can research your property value and support your claim. 
  • Check recent sales in your neighborhood. This Cuyahoga County Home Sales Database has all sales since 2007
  • Check the Cuyahoga County Property Records website to review the characteristics of your property, such as square footage, bathrooms etc.
  • Use the Property Tax Calculator to estimate the difference between the taxes based on the current value or your property vs the estimated taxes based on your opinion of value listed on the complaint form 
   
Appealing the BOR decision
You have 30 days from the date on the decision notice to act.

Your decision notice contains information on how to appeal. For further information you can contact the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals at 614-446-6700 or thru their website www.bta.ohio.gov. or the Court of Common Pleas at 216-443-7974.

More questions? See our FAQ’s 


DISCLAIMER:

All filers are advised that all documents filed with the Board of Revision will be available to the public on the internet. Filers should not put certain types of personal, identifying information in documents submitted to the Board of Revision. If the document contains personal identifying information, that information should be blacked out or redacted before it is submitted to the Board of Revision for filing. The Board of Revision will not review documents filed to confirm that personal identifying information has been omitted. The responsibility to omit personal identifiers rests solely with the party submitting the document. Personal identifying information includes but is not limited to social security and taxpayer identification numbers, names of minor children, dates of birth, financial account numbers, driver’s license numbers, and alien registration numbers.

Any person has the right to request the Board of Revision to blackout or redact any information pertaining to any personal identifying information contained in document(s) submitted to the Board of Revision. The request must be made in writing by U.S. mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission or hand delivered to the Board of Revision.