Appealing Property Tax Valuation

Appealing Property Tax Valuation

Analysis of the DCL lake front property values shows a 25-30% decrease since 2007. The good news is real estate agents report more demand emerging this year.

For DCL residential property owners this is an excellent time to consider filing an appeal of your property tax valuation. More or less, you should have seen a reduction of 25-30% since 2007. If you have not you have a basis for your appeal.

The Friends of Deep Creek Lake Fact Sheet “Are You Appealing” provides a step by step guide on how to appeal. We also include what we feel is a critically important aspect of your case– how to document the property value reduction due to loss in recreational access.

All reports are the staff at the Garrett County Office of Assessment and Taxation are very courteous and helpful. And, we have heard reports from numerous property owners that they were successful in reducing their valuation.

Read our fact sheet for information specific to DCL property owners.