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Preparing to File an Appeal

The Real Property Tax Appeals Commission issued a new application form Real Property Assessments Appeal.  If a petitioner is appealing the assessment for a commercial property, a Schedule A form – Property Information Sheet – must also be filed.  The new form will expedite the second level appeals process.

When preparing the application form for Real Property Assessments, a petitioner must:

  • Provide the Tax Year that the Assessment is being appealed;
  • Designate whether the appeal is for a residential or commercial property;
  • File a Schedule A Form – Property Information Sheet—if appealing an assessment for a commercial property;
  • Specify whether you want to appear before the Commission; and
  • Submit all available supporting evidence with the appeal application. IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE COMMISSION, ALL SUPPORTING EVIDENCE MUST BE SUBMITTED WHEN THE APPEAL IS FILED WITH THE COMMISSION.

Review the Real Property Assessments Appeal Form and related forms below.

For more information, contact the Real Property Tax Appeals Commission at (202) 727-6860.

Residential Forms and Documents Requirements

Attach supporting documents such as:

  • Photographs – interior and/or exterior
  • Appraisals – recent and within valuation period
  • Settlement statements – HUD 1 forms
  • Sales data – multiple listings, sold properties, including sales information regarding subject property (listed, sold, expired listing, withdrawn, etc.)
  • Assessment data found on the Office of Tax and Revenue websiteCommercial Forms and Documents Requirements
Apartment Buildings (larger than 4 units) Cooperatives Hotels /Motels Office Buildings /Stores Other Income Producing Properties New Construction
Copy of Income-Expense Form (FR-308); leases, appraisals (within one year); other applicable documents. Copies of Real Property Cooperative Housing Questionnaire (FP-437) Copies of Hotel-Motel Income-Expense Statement (FP-421) and Income-Expense Form (FR-308); appraisals (within one year); other applicable documents. Copies of Annual Leasing Report (FP-422) and Income-Expense Form (FR-308) other applicable documents. Income Expense Form (FR-308); leases, appraisals (within one year) Schedule of Costs Form (FP-315), other applicable documents.

Note: Properties exempt from these requirements by the Office Of Tax and Revenue are not required to file these specific documents with the Commission.

Resources to Obtain Information

  • Recent sales information obtained from newspapers, online property sales databases, local realtors, and so forth
  • Office of Tax and Revenue website
  • Neighborhood assessment and/or sales information
  • Office of the Recorder of Deeds
  • Electronic resources and roll books within the Real Property Tax Appeals Commission
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