Property Assessment Appeals Process
To appeal an Assessor's valuation of your property from your recently mailed Valuation Notice you must file, in a timely manner, a completed appeal petition with the Pend Oreille County Board of Equalization. There is no fee charged for filing an appeal. 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, value change notice or other notice has been mailed.
The appeal petition form must be used; a letter or phone call is not acceptable as a substitute for the petition form. Please file two (2) copies of the completed petition form with the Board. You must submit separate petitions for each parcel that you want the Board to review.
Petition forms are available by downloading the following information and forms:
Appealing Your Property Tax
Appeal Petition for Real Property
Information for a Properly Completed Petition
WAC 458-14-056 Petitions, Time Limits, Waiver of filing deadline for good cause
Limitations on Time Limits
Or you may pick up information and forms at the following locations:
Assessor's Office, 509-447-4312, located at 625 W. 4th, Newport, WA; or
Board of Equalization Clerk, 509-447-2712, located within the County Commissioners'
Office at 625 W. 4th, Newport, WA.
*Assessment year is the year before the tax is due. Under very limited conditions, late petitions or appeals for previous assessment years may be accepted (WAC 458-14-056; WAC 458-14-127)
If you have not received your Valuation Notice from the Pend Oreille County Assessor, please notify the Assessor's Office at 509-447-4312. Please provide them with your name, address and parcel number.