Board of Equalization applicants sought
May 5, 2009 · Updated 12:43 PM
Applications are being accepted to fill two vacancies on the Pierce County Board of Equalization. The seven-member board hears appeals from taxpayers who disagree with the assessed value of their properties as determined by the Assessor-Treasurer’s Office.
The board session begins on July 15 each year. Upon completing work before it, the board adjourns until fall when petition hearings begin. Members receive a per diem for attending board meetings. New members are required to attend a two-day Department of Revenue training session. Elected officials or employees of elected officials are ineligible for board service. People who have worked in the Assessor-Treasurer’s Office within the past two years also are ineligible.
Board members are appointed by the county executive subject to County Council confirmation. Applications are due by May 8 and can be requested in person from the Clerk of the Board of Equalization’s Office, 2401 S. 35th St. (Room 176) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.