An Assessment Appeal is a due process a taxpayer may initiate if the assessed value of his or her property cannot be agreed upon with the County Assessor. If you are not in agreement with the assessed value of your property, you may contact the Assessor's office to discuss the issue. If an agreement cannot be reached, you have a right to appeal the value (under certain circumstances and limitations). This formal method gives you an opportunity to have your issue heard by an appeals board that is independent and separate from the Assessor’s Office.
An Appeals Board is comprised of private citizens appointed by the County Board of Supervisors to conduct impartial hearings on property assessment disputes between taxpayers and the Assessor’s office. The appeals board determines the disputed fair market value based on the evidence presented at the hearings. The appeals board decision is final so if you disagree with the board’s decision, your only recourse would be to appeal their decision with the superior court.
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