If you feel a mistake has been made in valuing your property, we encourage you to contact our office. Staff are available to answer your questions. You may also speak with a field appraiser regarding how your value was determined.
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If it appears an error has been made, the department can conduct an assessment review and, if indicated, adjust the assessed value of your property (through May 31 of the year preceding the year in which taxes are due).
You can also appeal to the Cowlitz County Board of Equalization (BOE). The board is independent from the County Assessor's Office.
To appeal a valuation to the Cowlitz County Board of Equalization:
If you do not agree with the board's decision, you may further appeal to the State Board of Tax Appeals. Like the county board, the state board only considers questions of value. Property owners can also pursue litigation in court. Questions about appeal procedures can be directed to the Cowlitz County Board of Equalization or the Assessor's Office.