BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

OVERVIEW

The Board of Equalization is an independent body organized to hear appeals of various determinations made by the Assessor's determination of assessed valuations and to equalize property. The Board and Clerk are separate from and operate independently from the Douglas County Assessor.  

The Board is also responsible for equalizing the assessed values so that all real and personal properties in Douglas County are assessed equitably at 100% of their true and fair value, with comparable properties assessed at comparable values.

MEMBER INFORMATION:

The Douglas County Board of Equalization is made up of the Douglas County Commissioners. Douglas County hires an independent Hearing Examiner to proceed over Board of Equalization hearings (Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 458-14-136). The Hearing Examiner hears appeals and provides a recommendation to the Board of Equalization. The goal is to provide an impartial hearing environment that protects each party's due process rights.

FILING AN APPEAL:

FILING DEADLINE: To appeal an Assessor's valuation of property from your recently mailed Change of Value Notice you must file a complete appeal petition with the Douglas County Board of Equalization. The petition must be filed or postmarked by July 1st of the assessment year or within thirty (30) days of the mailing date printed on your Change of Value Notice.   

Appeal Packet for Douglas County

ELECTRONIC: Must be received by 5 p.m.

By choosing to submit your appeal electronically, you are consenting to receive any future communication via the email provided on the petition. Please submit your appeals to the following email address: BOE@CO.DOUGLAS.WA.US 

US MAIL DELIVERY: 

Douglas County Board of Equalization

P.O. Box 747

Waterville, WA 98858


WALK-IN DELIVERY ONLY: 

Public Service Building

140 19th Street NW

East Wenatchee, WA 98802



***If your taxes are due, you will need to pay your taxes by the date they are due to avoid penalties and interest. Should a change in valuation occur, your account will be credited the difference.***


  1. 2022 for 2023
  2. 2021 for 2022
  3. 2020 to 2021
  4. 2019 to 2020
  5. 2018 to 2019

2022 for 2023


Change of Value Notices: Change of Value Notices mailed October 28, 2022

Appeal Filing Deadline: November 28, 2022

28 Day Regular Session: TBD

Annual Meeting: TBD

Meeting Date: TBD

Agenda: Review and approve recommended 2022 Board of Equalization Orders

Record of Hearing Proceedings: