What information is required to file an appeal?

The Board cannot consider incomplete petitions. A complete, separate petition for each parcel must include the following information:

  • Assessor's parcel number
  • Taxpayer name and address
  • Taxpayer's representative, if applicable (must include power of attorney)
  • Property description to include property address, parcel size, zoning, and general building information
  • Value as listed by the Assessor
  • Your opinion of the value
  • Specific reasons why you believe the Assessor's value does not reflect the true and fair market value of your property. Your petition must include sufficient information or statements to apprise the Board and the Assessor of the reasons why you believe the Assessor's determination is incorrect. Matters unrelated to market value such as assessment comparisons of other properties, percentage of value increases, personal hardship, amount of tax, etc., cannot be considered (WAC 458-14-056(5))
  • Taxpayer's signature and date
  • A copy of the Assessor's Value Change Notice or other determination notice

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1. What type of appeals may be brought before the board?
2. How do I appeal?
3. When must I appeal?
4. What information is required to file an appeal?
5. What types of evidence should I provide?
6. Why should I include comparable sales and how do I find them?
7. What is meant by the valuation date?
8. What if there are no sales comparable to my property?
9. What if I don't have time to gather all the evidence by the petition deadline?
10. When will I have a hearing?
11. What can I expect at the hearing?
12. May I submit additional information at the hearing?
13. When will I receive a decision?
14. What if I am not satisfied with the Board's decision?
15. What if my taxes are due before I have a hearing or receive a decision?
16. If the board decreases the value of my property, how will that affect my taxes?