Lake County Appeal’s residential clients frequently ask: Should I sign up every year? Our answer is always the same (regardless of whether we found a property to be fairly assessed in the previous year or we filed a successful appeal): Yes, you should sign-up every year for the following reasons:
1. Assessed values and home sale prices change each year. In fact, last year, Lake County Appeal filed 152 successful appeals of properties that we determined were fairly assessed in 2015 (the prior year);
2. Our up-front fee is a very small percentage of your Lake County property tax bill; and
3. Appeal or not, taxes in Lake County are oppressively high, and the only way in which we, as taxpayers, have a direct say in how much we pay in property taxes is when we ensure the correct valuation of our properties. Our review service allows our clients to make certain that, although their taxes are high, they are paying their fair share and no more, which can bring peace of mind.