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Franklin County Tax Assessment

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
Ohio Residential Appraisal Services 

Attention Franklin County Residents…Your real estate tax bills will be mailed in mid-December!

If you believe the market value of your home is less than the county auditors total assessed value, you have the right to dispute your tax assessment. Last tax year, a 3 member board processed more than 65000 dispute applications. Don’t miss out on the opportunity this year to ensure your assessment is accurate. Typical resolution time of a tax appeal may be up to 6 months. A current real estate appraisal of your home can expedite the process. We can not only provide an appraisal, but will also help guide you through the appeals process. The Buckeye Appraisal Service staff has over 45 years experience conducting Real estate Appraisals in the state of Ohio with an A+ Better business bureau rating.The Columbus Board of Realtors reports the average market sales price has decreased by $22,318 since 2006 (as of September, 2009). 

Appeal applications are only accepted from December (after the tax bill is mailed) through March 31.


  • STEP 1: Visit the Franklin County Auditors Site to check the current total assessed value of your home. Click Property Search > search by name, address or parcel > Area sales activity > Get report > Compare your home to similar sales in the past 3 to 6 months.
  • STEP 2: Click here to order a real estate appraisal of your home conducted by a local, state licensed professional appraiser.
  • STEP 3: Download (PDF) and print the complete BOR Application form.
  • STEP 4: Once you have received your appraisal report from Buckeye Appraisal Service, you can email it along with the BOR application form to the Franklin County Auditor for review.

REMINDER: Appeal applications are ONLY accepted from December (after the tax bill is mailed) through March 31.
Appeals are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Call us now at (614) 876-3124 or order your appraisal completed NOW before the year end rush! Mention this ad and receive your appraisal for only $300 ($25.00 off our standard fee) 

Plain City Heritage Days

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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The cast and crew of Buckeye Appraisal Service made their way out to the Plain City Heritage days. This new event was jointly produced by the Plain City Heritage Group (PCHG) and Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO), and took place Saturday, May 22nd from 9am-4pm. Vendors like Beachy Barns, Miller’s Furniture, Der Dutchman Restaurant, Dutch Kitchen, The Cheese House, Carlisle Gifts, and Yutzy’s Farm Market – and several others – came out to celebrate this inaugural festival. There was even an appearance by the OSU Buckeyeman (pictured with our very own Joe Vowell).

The schedule boasted a variety of events over two locations. There were two different barn raisings, storytelling,  horse-drawn wagon rides, furniture building, basket weaving, live music, face painting,  a petting zoo, and samples of wares from many local restaurants and businesses. For the detailed schedule, click here.

Our little group started out at Der Dutchman for breakfast before wandering through the festival. Our office manager Kristen is still new to the Columbus area and had never been to Plain City. She left the festival with a bag of kettle corn, a camera full of pictures, and a week’s worth of goodies from Yutzy’s farm market. We had to convince her to leave behind the pony….

We had a wonderful time in the village of  Plain City, and encourage you to explore the town. Despite its rural appearance, it is only 15 minutes from Marysville and 10 minutes from Dublin. (For those not familiar with the area, it is about 20 miles northwest of Columbus).  For more information, browse the Plain City site, the Plain City Library site, or the Plain City Historical Society site.