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.
July’s top question: I just received my assessment, and I want to appeal the value. How do I do this?
Answer: First, you may want to call the Assessor’s office at 425-388-3433 to be sure they have correct information for your parcel on file. Many issues can be resolved without filing an appeal. However, if you do wish to file an appeal, you must do so within 60 calendar days of the mailing of the assessment notice. The 2020 deadline is August 31, 2020 at 5 p.m.
You may file online by using the Appeal E-file option, or by mail (downloadable forms below, in the Forms tab). You must include a copy of your assessment notice when submitting your appeal, or it will be returned to you as incomplete.
If you are unsure how or when you should appeal, please contact the clerk of the board at 425-388-3407 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
Submittal guidelines, deadlines and instructions are included within each form.
- Property Valuation Appeal - Residential or Commercial (PDF)
- Sales Comparison Worksheet (PDF)
- Personal Property Appeal - Business Equipment (PDF)
- Senior/Disabled Exemption Appeal (PDF)
- Current Use/Forest Land Designation Appeal (PDF)