Board Of County Commissioners

Board of Equalization

The board is an independent body organized to process and hear appeals of various determinations made by the County Assessor's Office. It is comprised of three citizens and appointed by the Chelan County Commissioners.

The Board of Equalization assists in the administration of property tax, providing an impartial citizen forum for property owners. If a property owner disputes the assessed value of the property, the Board of Equalization will hear the property owner's appeal and make a decision. Hearings are held on an individual basis consistent with property tax policies established by law.

Board Members 

Name  Appointment Term Exp. 
Sarah Cushing District 1  6-1-2023
Zachary Miller  District 2 5-28-2023
Linda Pershall  District 3 5-1-2024


Appealing to the Chelan County Board of Equalization

Filing an Appeal:

To appeal the Assessor's valuation of property, citizens must file a complete appeal petition form with the Chelan County Board of Equalization by July 1 of the current assessment year, or within 30 days of when the last Notice of Value was mailed by the Assessor, whichever date is later. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

** You must pay your taxes by the date they are due to avoid penalties and interest. After the appeal period of a Board of Equalization decision has passed, changes to the assessment will be entered into the system by the Assessor’s Office and the Treasurer’s Office will notify you of adjustments made to your taxes. **

ELECTRONIC: **By Choosing to submit your appeal electronically, you are consenting to receive any future communications to the email provided on the petition. Our office will only accept appeals sent to BOE@CO.CHELAN.WA.US**

US MAIL:  400 Douglas St, Suite # 201 Wenatchee, WA 98801

ASSESSOR: Joshua Hepburn - Joshua.Hepburn@CO.CHELAN.WA.US


The Clerk of the Chelan County Board of Equalization will notify you of the location, date, and time of your scheduled hearing by mail, unless an agreement between you and the Assessor’s Office is reached or you choose to withdraw the petition. 

Hearings are 30 minutes. Appellants have 10 minutes to present their cases. The Assessor will receive equal time. The last 10 minutes are reserved for Board questions and deliberation. 

Submitting Additional Evidence:

If you are providing additional information, to the Board (comparable sales, appraisals, contractor estimates, etc.) to support your petition, it must be submitted at least TWENTY-ONE (21) BUSINESS DAYS in advance of the hearing date, for it to be admitted as evidence. Your evidence must be submitted to both the Board of Equalization and the Assessor’s Office.

Please be advised that the Assessor is, by law, presumed to be correct and that you must prove that the assessed value is incorrect per RCW 84.40.0301. 

Posted: 07/01/2015 04:09 PM
Last Updated: 03/02/2022 03:14 PM

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