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1. Learn about this resource. 

Residents have the right to request that we—the DC Government—take another look at their property value assessment. Every year we conduct assessments to update our estimate of every home’s market value as of January 1. This value is used to calculate how much is owed in property tax on that home. After we conduct the assessments, we mail Notices of Assessment in February, but you can always access the current assessment at My Tax DC. If you disagree with the property value assessment, you can request an appeal.


This process is called the Real Property Assessment and Appeals Process and is run by the DC Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR).

2. Check if you are eligible.

You are eligible if you are responsible for paying the property taxes on a DC propertyYou do not need to live in DC to appeal the property value assessment. The property could be a residential property, business, nonprofit, or religious institution.

appeal your property value assessment?


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This page was last updated March 2021.

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