What information is required to file an appeal?

One complete, separate petition for each parcel must include the following information:

  1. Assessor's parcel number
  2. Taxpayer name and address
  3. Taxpayer's representative, if applicable (must include power of attorney)
  4. Property description to include property address, parcel size, zoning, and general building information
  5. Value as listed by the Assessor
  6. Your opinion of 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. Assessment comparisons of other properties, percentage of value increases, personal hardship, amount of tax, and other matters unrelated to market value cannot be considered. {WAC 458-14-056(5)}
  7. Taxpayer's signature and date
  8. Attach a copy of the Assessor's revaluation change notice or other determination notice.  

The Board cannot consider incomplete petitions.

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1. How do I appeal?
2. When must I appeal?
3. I appealed last year's valuation but haven't had a hearing or decision from the Board. Do I need to appeal again this year?
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. Can I reschedule my hearing?
13. May I submit additional information at the hearing?
14. When will I receive a decision?
15. What if I am not satisfied with the Board's decision?
16. What if my taxes are due before I have a hearing or receive a decision?
17. If the Board decreases the value of my property, how will that affect my taxes?