Board of Equalization
The Board of Equalization is an independent body organized to hear appeals of various determinations made by the Assessor's determination of assessed valuations and to equalize property. The Board and Clerk are separate from and operate independently from the Douglas County Assessor. Douglas County hires an independent Hearing Examiner to proceed over Board of Equalization hearings (Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 458-14-136). The goal is to provide an impartial hearing environment that protects each party's due process rights.
The Board is also responsible for equalizing the assessed values so that all real and personal properties in Douglas County are assessed equitably at 100% of their true and fair value, with comparable properties assessed at comparable values.
The Hearing Examiner hears appeals and provides a recommendation to the Board of Equalization. The Douglas County Board of Equalization is made up of the Douglas County Commissioners.
2020 to 2021
- Meeting Date: To be determined (TBD)
- Hearing Date(s): TBD
- Annual Meeting: December 14, 15, and 16th, 2020 as noted on the Board of County Commissioners Agenda for the Week of December 14, 2020
- 28 Day Regular Session: Convened November 30, 2020 and ends December 28, 2020
- Change of Value Notices: Change of Value Notices mailed October 12, 2020
- Appeal filing deadline: November 12, 2020
2019 to 2020
- Meeting Date: July 27, 2020
- Agenda: Reviewed and approved recommended 2019 Board of Equalization Orders
- Annual Meeting: October 28, 29 and 30th as noted on the Board of County Commissioners Agenda for the Week of October 28, 2019
- 28 Day Regular Session: Convened October 18, 2019 and end November 15, 2019
- Change of Value Notices: Change of Value Notices mailed August 26, 2019
- Appeal filing deadline: September 26, 2019
- Record of Hearing Proceedings: 2019 to 2020 Hearing Summary (PDF)
- Should property owners contact the Assessor’s Office to settle property value disagreements?
- How does the Assessor value property?
- How can I appeal the assessed valuation of my property?
- What is the deadline for filing a Petition for Appeal?
- How can I appeal a decision made by the Board of Equalization?
- Department of Revenue Guidelines: Appealing Your Property Assess
- Douglas County Property Search Tool
- Douglas County Property Sale Search Tool
- WA State Comparable Sales Data Worksheet @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>