Mason County News
Board of Equalization Accepting Taxpayer Petitions
The Mason County Board of Equalization (BOE) is currently accepting taxpayer petitions from property owners who wish to appeal the property valuations. The Mason County Assessor recently mailed Notice of Value statements affecting 2018 taxes to all property owners. Property owners who disagree with that valucation have 30 days to file an appeal with the BOE.
Deborah Reis, BOE chair, “strongly encourages property owners who do not agree with the Assessor’s valuation to discuss their concerns with a Mason County Assessor’s representative before filing an appeal with the BOE.” You can contact the Assessor’s Office at 360-427-9670, Ext. 491, 360-275-4467, Ext. 491 or 360-482-5269, Ext. 491..
If you unable to reach as agreement with the Assessor’s Office, a petitioner may appeal to the BOE where an impartial hearing will be held to determine real property value. As per Washington State statute, the BOE is independent of the Assessor’s Office.
The Mason County Board of Equalization taxpayer’s petition, information and instructions, can be found online: www.co.mason.wa.us/equalization/index.php. Or by calling Becky Rogers, BOE Clerk at 360-427-9670, Ext. 397; 360-275-4467, Ext.397 or 360-482-5269, Ext. 397.