County Board of Equalization applicants sought

Applications are being accepted to fill two vacancies on the Pierce County Board of Equalization. The seven-member board hears appeals from taxpayers who disagree with the assessed value of their properties as determined by the Assessor-Treasurer’s Office.
The board session begins on July 15 each year. Upon completing work before it, the board adjourns until fall when petition hearings begin.
Members receive a per diem amount for attending board meetings. New members are required to attend a two-day Department of Revenue training session. Elected officials or employees of elected officials are ineligible for board service. Persons who have worked in the Assessor-Treasurer’s Office within the past two years also are ineligible.
Board members are appointed by the county executive subject to County Council confirmation. Applications are due by Feb. 15 and can be requested in person from the Clerk of the Board of Equalization’s Office, 2401 S. 35th St. (rm 176) or online at