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Office of Tax and Revenue

First Level Administrative Review Application - 2020
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 Review. Subsequent steps include appealing before the Real Property Tax Appeals Commission 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.

(or the next business day if April 1 is a weekend day or holiday.)

* Owner's Name:
* Property Address:
* City/State
* Zip Code:
* Square:
* Lot
Click here for information on Additional Lots Additional Lot[s]:
*Owner's Phone Number: (XXX-XXX-XXXX)
Alternate Phone Number: (XXX-XXX-XXXX)
*Owner's Email Address
*Confirm Owner's Phone: (XXX-XXX-XXXX)
Confirm Alternate Phone: (XXX-XXX-XXXX)
*Confirm Owner's Email
* Required information
Please select the basis for your appeal. You may attach supporting documentation by clicking the 'Browse' button to select documents from your computer.
Estimated Market Value Examples: recent written appraisal, recent settlement statement, 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: (MM/DD/YYYY)
Residential Commercial Mixed Use
Note: If the appeal is based on Class 3 or Class 4 classification, do NOT use this form, call (202) 442-4332 for appeal information.
Property Damage or Condition Examples: cost estimates, damage claims
Supporting Documentation:
Attachments are limited to 10MBs total (maximum 8 files). Only attachments of the following types are accepted: .txt, .csv, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .gif, .tif, .tiff and .png. If your attachments are greater than 10MB in size, you must submit your appeal in writing. Visit our website to view and print the application.

Note: If multiple supporting documents will be attached to the appeal, then all documents must be selected at the same time.
The DC Code 47-825.01a(d)(1) allows an owner to petition for an administrative review of the proposed assessment on or before April 1. We conduct both telephone and in-person interviews as well as written petitions. Telephone and in-person interviews are conducted by appointment only. If you fail to appear and have not notified us 24 hours in advance of the appointed time, your review will be converted to a written review and only the information furnished with your original petition will be considered in the review.
If you are a new owner relying on DC Code 47-825.01a(d)(2) to submit this appeal after April 1, then do not use this form. New Owner appeal forms may be obtained visiting our website or from RPTA at the address and / or telephone number listed below.

* Please select your preferred method of hearing:
In Person Telephone
If filing appeal as an Owner's Agent, complete the following:
Check if not the owner, a Letter of Agent Authorization must be attached. Visit our website to obtain a copy of the letter. Note: for Commercial Properties and/or where confidential information is requested, the letter must be notarized.
Will you be appealing any other properties? Yes No             If Yes, please complete an appeal application for each.

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