Homestead Exemption Forms
- Senior Homestead Exemption Form
- 2024 Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Exemption Form
- Application for Persons with Disabilities Homestead Exemption Form
- Returning Veterans Homestead Exemption Form
- Application for Disabled Veteran Exemption Form
Non-Homestead Exemption Forms
- Federal/State Agency Property Tax Exemption Form
- Fraternal Organization Assessment Freeze
- Non-Homestead Property Tax Exemption
- Affidavit for Hospital Property Tax Exemption
- Parsonage/Convent Questionnaire
- Religious Property Tax Exemption
- Veterans Organization Assessment Freeze
Board of Review
If you wish to formally contest your assessment, you can file a complaint with the Schuyler County Board of Review within 30 days of your assessment notice being published in The Rushville Times.
There are generally three bases for appealing an assessment:
- Discrepancy in Physical Data (“The property records show I have a 2,400-square-foot house, but my survey shows I have only 2,200 square feet.”)
- Valuation (“The equalized assessed value is greater than 1/3 of my property’s fair cash value”).
- Equity (“My equalized assessed value is greater than comparable properties in my neighborhood.”)
Please note that the state Property Tax Appeal Board has consistently ruled that the amount of taxes paid or percentage of change in value from one year to the next is not a valid basis for an appeal.