Stevens County Board of Equalization  215 South Oak Street, Colville, WA  99114
Email:   Telephone: (509) 684-7513, Toll Free: (866) 513-2741 (Ext. 7513), TTY: (800) 833-6388 
Office Hours: Email the Clerk for an appointment as hours are limited

Do you want to file a petition to the BOE?

There are several times throughout the year when you can file a petition, please look below to see what filing period(s) are open right now, and then read on to find out more about the Board of Equalization as well as a link to the appropriate petition form.

*If you are unsure if you qualify to file a petition during an open filing period, please contact the Board Clerk.*

A filing period is currently open for any taxpayer who received a change of value notice from the county Assessor.  Change of value notices were mailed on November 20, 2015 giving the taxpayer 30 days from the date on the notice to file a petition to the BOE.  A second filing period will open for any taxpayer who did not receive a change notice and whoís value did not change after the first filing period closes.  Petitions to the BOE will need to be postmarked by December 20th 2015 for those who received a change notice (or 30 days if the date is something other than 11/20/2015) and January 19th 2016 for those who did not receive a notice. 

 *If you have missed the deadline for the filing period under which you had hoped to file, you may qualify to file a late filing exception request under WAC 458-14-056.  There may even be other provisions which would still allow you to file, so please contact the Board Clerk to see if you qualify.*

The Board of Equalization is an independent body of private citizens appointed by the Stevens County Commissioners.  It is comprised of three members and up to four alternate members.  We currently have an open position; if you are interested please complete an application:  BOE Application Form in pdf Format
The Board of Equalization hears and decides appeals concerning determinations made by the assessor including:  changes to real and personal property valuations, current use determinations, designated forest land determinations and senior citizen/disabled person exemption determinations.
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 of Equalization forms may be obtained from the Clerk of the Board, located at the above address and phone number, the Assessor's office or on this website.
Appeals must be filed with the Board of Equalization by the filing date deadline of July 1, of the assessment year, or within 30 days of the mailing date on the Assessor's Notice of Change of Value.

Updated:  11/30/2015



Please Note:  Faxed or emailed Petitions are acceptable ONLY for the purpose of protecting a filing deadline.  You must still submit the original signed Petition to our office.

Taxpayer Petitions Forms Scheduled Hearings
  Real Property Valuation Determination -  in WORD Format  
 Personal Property Valuation Determination   -  in pdf Format  
  Current Use/Designated Forest Land Determination in pdf Format  
  Senior Citizen/Disabled Person Exemption or Deferral Determination in pdf Format  
  Appealing Your Property Value to the County Board of Equalization  
  The process of coming before the Stevens County Board of Equalization  
  Checklist for Appealing Your Property Value  
  Guidelines for Hearing Evidence  
  Board of Equalization Manual with RCW's & WAC's  
  RCW Link  
  WAC Link  
  Washington State Board of Tax Appeals Form  
  State Forms  
  Department of Revenue  
  Washington State Board of Tax Appeals  
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access and use these forms.  If you do not have this program, please use the link listed on this page as it is a free download.  Some of these forms are 'print only' , they cannot be saved electronically.  A message will appear near the top of the form when this is the case.  
  Get Acrobat here  
  Questions?   Please contact, Amanda Garringer, BOE Clerk, email: