Board of Equalization
County offices are closed to the public. Until further notice, we are available by phone, email, or appointment to serve you! Call the clerk of the board at 425-388-3407 or email email@example.com with questions or to make an appointment.
All hearings are being held remotely for the next few weeks. If you would like to attend a hearing, please contact the clerk for instructions. You may attend by Zoom or by telephone.
February’s top question: I just received my tax bill, and it's higher than I thought. Can I appeal my taxes?
Answer: The Board of Equalization (BOE) has jurisdiction over assessment appeals, but not over the taxes that are levied on your property. If you disagree with your assessment, you have 60 days from the mailing date of your new assessment notice in which you may file an appeal with the BOE. Most of these assessment notices are mailed in late June, which makes the appeal deadline in late August.
About the Board
The board is an independent body organized to hear appeals of various determinations made by the assessor. It is comprised of five citizen members appointed by the Snohomish County Council, on the recommendation of the executive. The board’s goal is to provide an impartial hearing environment that protects each party’s due process rights and results in a fair decision. Board members must have knowledge of property values, and may not be an elected official or employed by an elected official. Board members are limited to three terms of three years each, and must attend training within one year of appointment or reappointment.