Below are examples of types of evidence you will need to provide the Board of Equalization in order to have an appeal accepted.
(the actual document will also contain a photo of the sold property)
This is an example of a sold property that has been listed and advertised by a Realtor through the Wasatch Front Regional Multiple Listing Service ( MLS). Make sure that the information a Realtor provides you is in the format of a Residential Full Report when they are helping you with an appeal . Please note at the top of this example that the defined search criteria is illustrated. This information should also be included with your comparable sales.
A real estate settlement statement is the document you receive from a title company that discloses the sale price and all other charges incurred when a property is purchased. Although settlement statements may differ in format they all contain the same information. If you choose this evidence source to perfect your appeal, provide a complete and signed copy of the closing document which occurred within one (1) year prior to January 1, of the current tax year.
An independent "fee" appraisal is one of the best evidence types you can provide. This document contains a description of your property, a replacement cost approach value, a sales comparison approach value, and a final estimate of market value. This evidence type has many formats as well. Unless your property exhibits unique characteristics the most critical parts are the sales comparison approach and final opinion of market value that are contained in a "fee".
Income Producing Properties
For income producing properties a rent roll and operating statement are the best source documents to support an opinion of value. The form below is the rent roll and operating statement form that the Assessor uses. There are many way to disclose your rent and operating expenses. Remember all of this information should be included before an appeal will be accepted.