Appraisal

maintain fair and equal market values

geauga county

Appraisal Office

The main function of the appraisal department is to maintain fair and equal market values of all real estate and manufactured homes in the county. This is done through the sexennial reappraisals, triennial updates, and annual new construction valuations.

The appraisal office also implements the farm (CAUV) and forestry programs, hears value complaints through the Board of Revision hearings, transfers manufactured home titles, verifies sales information, makes property corrections per mapping and deeds, executes land changes, maintains property record cards, maintains new construction permit tracking, administers tax exemptions and abatements, and assists taxpayers with appraisal and property tax questions.

 

Get in Touch

Direct Line: (440) 279-1601
Phone: (440) 285-2222 (Ext. 1601)
Newbury and Burton Residents: 1-888-714-0006 (Ext. 1601)

State Representatives

House of Representatives

14th District
Dave Joyce
(440) 352-3939
8500 Station Street, Suite 390
Mentor, Ohio 44060
 

Ohio House of Representatives

District 35
Steve Demetriou
77 S. High St
Floor 11
(614) 644-5088

District 99
Sarah Fowler Arthur
77 S. High St
Floor 12
(614) 466-1405
 

United States Senate

Sherrod Brown
801 West Superior Ave, Suite 1400
Cleveland, Ohio 44133
(216) 522-7272

J.D. Vance
1240 East 9th Street, Room 3061
Cleveland, OH 44199
(216) 539-7877

Ohio Senate

Senator Jerry C. Cirino
Senate District 18
1 Capital Square,
Ground Floor 034
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 644-7718

Senator Sandra O’Brien
Senate District 32
1 Capital Square,
Ground Floor 035
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-7182

Senator Vernon Sykes
Senate District 28
1 Capital Square
Ground Floor 051
Columbus Ohio 43215
(614) 466-7041

What determines your property’s value? The three best indicators of value are the market sales price, an independently prepared appraisal by a certified appraiser, and comparable sales of similar homes in your neighborhood. As a homeowner, it’s also helpful to talk with a realtor and know the housing market in your area.

What DOES affect your property’s value and what does NOT? The following factors do affect your property’s value: changes to your overall square footage, additions to your home, additional outbuildings, and major improvements requiring a building permit. The following factors do not affect your property’s value: minor interior updates like new carpet, new appliances, and fixtures, changes to your landscaping, and changes to your driveway surface like concrete/asphalt.

If you as a homeowner have a valuation issue, you may request an informal review and hearing with one of our appraisers. You may file an appeal if you have solid evidence that proves at least one of three criteria:

  • Inaccurate or mislabeled property information, such as a carport instead of a garage
  • The estimated market value is too high, and you have evidence that similar properties have sold for less such as bank appraisal comparable sales
  • The estimated market value is inequitable because it’s higher than estimated values of similar properties