What can I expect at the hearing?

You and the Assessor will each have an opportunity to give oral testimony and written evidence in support of your opinions of value. You may cross examine each other and rebut evidence. The hearing is an informal review designed to enable property owners to represent themselves without an attorney. Keep in mind that per RCW 84.40.0301, the original value set by the assessor is presumed to be correct. The burden of proof is on you to show that the assessed value is not correct by presenting a standard of "clear, cogent and convincing evidence" such as comparable sales data, cost data, income data, or any other items of evidence including maps or photographs, to support your estimate of value.

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1. How can I appeal the assessed valuation of my property?
2. Who may file an appeal?
3. What is the deadline for filing a petition?
4. What if I missed the deadline for filing my appeal?
5. Should I contact the Assessor's Office?
6. What information must I provide for a completed petition?
7. When will I have a hearing?
8. When do I need to submit evidence for my hearing?
9. What can I expect at the hearing?
10. How soon will I receive a decision from the Board of Equalization?
11. What if I'm not satisfied with the Board of Equalization's decision?