Real Property Assessment Division First Level Appeal Application Form - Government Of The District Of Columbia


Government of the District of Columbia
Office of Tax and Revenue
Real Property Tax Administration
Real Property Assessment Division First Level Appeal Application
The Real Property Tax Administration (RPTA) strives to assess property at 100% of estimated market value. Estimated market
value is defined as the most probable price that a buyer would pay a willing seller on the open market. As the property owner,
you are given the opportunity to dispute the assessment of your real property through a formal appeal process. The process
involves three levels of appeal, beginning with the First Level-Administrative Appeal. Subsequent steps include appealing
before the Board of Real Property Assessments and Appeals and DC Superior Court. You must, however, start at the First
Level before proceeding to the next levels of appeal. Please complete the following information in order to file the First Level
appeal of your property.
1, 2009.
Owner’s Name: __________________________________ Square:
Lot: _________
Property Address: _____________________________ City: ________________State: ______ Zip: __________
Please indicate the basis for your appeal (examples of supporting documentation are shown below):
[ ] Estimated
Examples: • recent written appraisal •recent settlement statement
Market Value
• property insurance documents
[ ] Equalization
Example: a listing of properties that you consider to be comparable to your property.
[ ] Classification
Indicate current use of the property, and date the use started: Date:_____________
[ ] Residential
[ ] Commercial
[ ] Mixed Use
Note: If the appeal is based on Class 3 classification, do NOT use this form,
Call (202) 442-4332 to obtain the proper Class 3 Exception Application form for
vacant buildings or (202) 442-4829 for unimproved lots.
[ ] Property Damage
Examples: •cost estimates •damage claims.
or Condition
Assessment information about your property and comparable properties may be found on our Web site located at,
, or you may call (202) 727-4TAX (4829) for assistance.
[ ] New homeowner, please provide sale date: ______________________________.
Please select how you wish to conduct your First Level appeal:
[ ] Option One Written Appeal
There will be no meeting with your appraiser.
Please submit all documentation to support your position with this application. You will be notified by your appraiser
regarding the outcome of your appeal, based on his/her review of the information you submit and existing market data.
[ ] Option Two Telephone Hearing
Provide hearing telephone number: __________________________________.
You will be notified of the time and date when your appraiser will call you at the above number to conduct the hearing.
[ ] Option Three In-Person Hearing
You will be notified of the time and date to appear for your hearing with your appraiser.
Will you be appealing any other properties? [ ] Yes [ ] No, If Yes, please complete an appeal application for each.
Return completed form to:
Print Name: _________________________________________
Office of Tax and Revenue
Owner/Agent* Signature: _______________________________
Real Property Tax Admin. - Appeals Section
: _____________________________________
P.O. Box 176
Daytime Phone: ______________________________________
Washington, D.C. 20044
Evening Phone: _______________________________________
*If not the owner, a Letter of Agent Authorization must be attached.
Rev. 2009-4
941 North Capitol Street, N.E., First Floor, Customer Service Center, Washington, D.C. 20002


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