What information must be provided for a completed petition?
A properly completed petition is completion of all areas on the petition form to the best of ones ability and must also include specific reasons why the property owner believes that the Assessor's valuation is not correct. Arguments such as the amount of the tax, the assessed value of other properties, the percentage in which the assessment increased, personal hardship, and other matters unrelated to market value cannot, by law, be considered by the Board. To appeal, you must show that the Assessor erred in the appraisal. To do this, you must provide evidence that clearly shows that the appraisal value does not reflect market value.

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1. How can citizens appeal the assessed value of their property to the Klickitat County Board of Equalization?
2. When do I receive a 'Change of Value Notice' or 'Value Notice'?
3. What is the Assessment Year versus the Tax Year?
4. I appealed last year's valuation but haven't had a hearing or decision from the Board. Do I need to appeal again this year?
5. Should property owners contact the Assessor's Office?
6. Am I encouraged to exchange valuation information and supporting evidence at a reasonable time prior to hearing?
7. What information must be provided for a completed petition?
8. What is acceptable evidence?
9. How do I find comparable sales?
10. What if there are no properties comparable to mine?
11. When will I have a hearing?
12. What can I expect at the hearing?
13. Can the Board Of Equalization increase my assessed value?
14. When will I receive a decision?
15. What if I am not satisfied with the Board of Equalization's decision?
16. What and who is the Board of Equalization (BOE)?
17. How does the Assessor value property?
18. Who may file an appeal?
19. When must I appeal?