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Workshop for property assessment appeals Monday

By Steve Kilar

The Baltimore Sun

2:00 PM EST, February 1, 2013

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Do you think the property tax assessment you recently received is too high? Interested in filing an appeal of your assessment?

On Tuesday, Live Baltimore is hosting a session where homeowners who just received assessment notices can learn how to file an appeal. Property owners who would like to contest their new assessment have until Feb. 11 to do so.

The workshop will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the nonprofit’s storefront office, 343 N. Charles St., and an employee of the state’s Department of Assessments and Taxation will be on hand to answer questions.

One-third of the state’s property owners had their properties assessed by the state last year. Each property in the state is assessed once every three years. In Baltimore, this time around, properties in the city center and North Baltimore were assessed.

Assessment notices — about 670,000 for the whole state — were put in the mail at the end of December. Home values were down 6.9 percent, on average, from three years ago.

Have a real estate news tip or experience to share? Email me at steve.kilar@baltsun.com.