Auditor's Office 215 South Oak Street, Room # 106, Colville, WA 99114
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 find 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 to file a petition contesting the 2014 assessment (for taxes payable in 2015). This filing period is open to any taxpayer who’s value did not change from the previous year and who did not receive a change of value notice from the Assessor. This is a 60 day filing period, which began the 30th of December 2014 and will close February 27th 2015. (A filing period for taxpayers whose value did change and who did receive a change of value notice recently closed. Petitions filed under this filing period would need to have been received by the Board within 60 days from the date on the change of value notice).*
A filing period is currently open to file a petition contesting the 2015 assessment (for taxes payable in 2016). This filing period is open to any taxpayer who owns property in Stevens County. Petitions will need to be postmarked prior to July 1st 2015 to be considered timely and therefore accepted by the Board. (Additional filing periods will open to file a petition contesting the 2015 assessment once assessments have been completed and change of value notices have been mailed. This will likely begin in the fall of 2015, similar to the above).
*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.
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 60 days of the mailing date on the Assessor's Notice of Change of Value.|
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 Hearing Dates|
|Real Property Valuation Determination - in pdf 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|
|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|
|Washington State Board of Tax Appeals Form|
|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 Ross, BOE Clerk, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Phipps, BOE Clerk, email: email@example.com|