How it Works

The Property Tax Grievance Process

With Sokol Group property tax grievance service, appealing your taxes is easy. We represent you by building your case and filing it with the Board of Assessment Review. We know how much of a reduction can be expected, what kind of evidence is acceptable & how to navigate the courts. We make the court appearances for you & do all the paperwork. We even pay the appraisal & court filing fees.

Here's How it Works:

Step 1:
Determine if you are entitled to a 
property tax reduction.

Real estate taxes are based on assessed values which are often incorrect or outdated. Use our property tax tool to see if you are paying too much in your property taxes.

Step 2:
Sign the tax appeal authorization form.

The tax appeal authorization form grants us the right to act as your representative in the tax grievance process.

Step 3:
We determine if your case is worth pursuing.

We perform an appraisal on your home to determine if your case is worth pursuing. We then send you a letter outlining the next steps & requesting additional information in order to build your case.

Step 4:
We appeal your taxes.

We gather all the information & evidence needed for your appeal and fill out a property tax grievance form on your behalf. Then, we file a complaint with the Assessor, demanding he lower the assessment to the proper amount. The complaint is then reviewed by the (BAR) Board of Assessment Review on whether the assessment is fair or not. Usually the BAR doesn't give many reductions. We then make a pretrial and trial date to take the town assessor to small claims court to complain about the BAR's decision. Most properties are negotiated with the assessor prior to the actual court date. The ones that aren't negotiated go to trial and are decided by the judge.

Step 5:
You save money! 

In most cases you will receive a refund of the overpayment in taxes. Only once we succeed in reducing your property taxes do we receive payment from you. If we don't succeed in lowering your taxes, there is no charge!


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