Getting Ready

Your testimony is limited to a 3-minute presentation followed by rebuttal with a total hearing time of 10-15 minutes.

We suggest you consider the following:

  1. Organize your thoughts well in advance of the hearing.
  2. Your appeal is an important step in the appeal process but an adverse decision by the commissioners does not need to be the end of the process.
  3. Be respectful. The commissioners probably don’t want to hear you vent on the assessors or anyone else.
  4. Respect the time allowed. The commissioners will be hearing several appeal and running long may not be appreciated.
  5. Clearly and concisely present your bullet points in your opening remarks. Don’t dwell on each one; you only have 3 minutes to make your entire argument. You can invite the commissioners to ask you for more detail after your opening remarks.
  6. If asked, be prepared to clearly and concisely support your bullet points. Refer to any supporting data you may have provided to the commissioners.
  7. Thank the commissioners for hearing your appeal.

PLCOA and others who have provided appeal information make no assurances that this information will accomplish the results you desire. The information is being provided solely as a service to help you make your individual appeal. We believe the information provided to be accurate but assume no responsibility if proven otherwise. You are welcome to share this information with whoever will be representing you at your hearing.