Board of Equalization

Overview

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.  

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.

Member Information

The Douglas County Board of Equalization is made up of the Douglas County Commissioners. Douglas County hires an independent Hearing Examiner to proceed over Board of Equalization hearings (Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 458-14-136). The Hearing Examiner hears appeals and provides a recommendation to the Board of Equalization. The goal is to provide an impartial hearing environment that protects each party's due process rights.

Appealing Assessor's Valuation

To appeal an Assessor's valuation of property from your recently mailed Change of Value Notice you must file a complete appeal petition with the Douglas County Board of Equalization. Petitions must be received by the Board on or before July 1st of the assessment year or within thirty (30) days after the date an assessment, Change of Value Notice or other notice has been mailed. 

  1. 2021 for 2022
  2. 2020 to 2021
  3. 2019 to 2020
  4. 2018 to 2019

2021 for 2022

  • Meeting Date
  • Agenda
  • Annual Meeting
  • 28 Day Regular Session
  • Change of Value Notices: Change of Value Notices mailed November 26, 2021.
  • Appeal filing deadline: December 26, 2021. 
  • Record of Hearing Proceedings: