(a) A taxpayer who is of the opinion that his or her real property has been valued too high or otherwise improperly valued or listed in the notice given as provided in section two-a of this article may, but is not required to, file a petition for review with the assessor on a written form prescribed by the Tax Commissioner. This section shall not apply to industrial and natural resource property appraised by the Tax Commissioner.
(b) The petition shall state the taxpayer's opinion of the true and actual value of the property and substantial information that justifies that opinion of value for the assessor to consider for purposes of basing a change in classification or correction of the valuation. For purposes of this subsection, the taxpayer shall provide substantial information to justify the opinion of value by stating the method or methods of valuation on which the opinion is based:
(1) Under the income approach, including the information required in section fifteen-e of this article;
(2) Under the market approach, including the true and actual value of at least three comparable properties in the same geographic area or the sale of the subject property; or
(3) Under the cost approach, including the replacement cost or the cost to build or rebuild the property, plus the true and actual value of the land.
(c) The petition may include more than one parcel of property if they are part of the same economic unit according to the Tax Commissioner's guidelines or if they are owned by the same owner, have the same use, are appealed on the same basis and are located in the same tax district or in contiguous tax districts of the county, and are in a form prescribed by the Tax Commissioner.
(d) The petition shall be filed within eight business days
after the date the taxpayer receives the notice of increased
assessment under section two-a of this article or the notice of
increased value was published as a Class II-0 legal advertisement
as provided in that section. For purposes of this section,
'business day' means any day other than Saturday, Sunday or any
legal holiday set forth in section one, article two, chapter two of
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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