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Hearings for the 2018 assessment year are:
-12/05/18
-12/06/18
-12/18/18

Filing deadline for the 2018 assessment - payable in 2019 - is July 1, 2018 OR within 30 days of when the Change of Value Notice is mailed by the Assessor's Office, whichever is later.

 

If you disagree with the County Assessor's valuation of your property, you have the right to appeal.

To appeal an Assessor's 2018 valuation of property, citizens must file a complete appeal petition form with the Cowlitz County Board of Equalization. 

 

  • Page one (1) of your petition MUST be filled out in order for your packet to be considered complete. 
  • You MUST have an estimated true & fair market value in #3 in order for it to be accepted.
  •  You MUST have a specific reason for your appeal stated in #4. 
  • Incomplete packets will have a copy sent back to the appellant for correction with a deadline for resubmittal.

 

What does the Board of Equalization do?

The Board of Equalization assists in the administration of property valuation, providing an impartial citizen forum for property owners.  If a property owner disputes the assessed value of property, the Board of Equalization may hear the property owner's appeal and make a decision.

Remember - the Board of Equalization deals with valuation, not taxes.  Your taxes are based on the valuation of your property. 

Questions regarding the value of your property?

If you have questions or changes regarding the value of your property we encourage you to contact the Assessor's Office at 360-577-3010.  If it appears an error may have been made, the department can conduct an assessment review and, if indicated, adjust the assessed value of the property. 


Previous years filed petitions:

Summary of 2012 Petitions Filed
Summary of 2013 Petitions Filed
Summary of 2014 Petitions Filed
Summary of 2015 Petitions Filed
Summary of 2016 Petitions Filed
Summary of 2017 Petitions Filed


Contact Us
Angela Jordan
Clerk of the Board of Equalization
Email

Cowlitz County BOE
c/o Building and Planning
207 4th Ave. N.
Room 119
Kelso, WA 98626

Ph: 360-577-3015
Fx: 360-414-5550

TTY / VCO
711 or 800-833-6384
Washington Relay

Hours
Monday - Thursday 
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Closed Fridays*



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