Location
Kittitas County
Board of Equalization
205 W 5th AVE Suite 108
Ellensburg WA 98926

Phone
(509) 962-7508
(509) 962-7679 fax

Clerk
Debbie Myers
debbie.myers @co.kittitas.wa.us

Hours
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday

Map and office location
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Kittitas County Board of Equalization

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 property, the Board of Equalization will hear the property owner's appeal and make a decision. The service is free. Hearings are held on an individual basis consistent with property tax policies established by law.

To appeal the Assessor's valuation of property, citizens must file a complete appeal petition form with the Kittitas 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.

The Board of Equalization convenes on July 15 of each assessment year and continues in session during regular office hours until all taxpayer appeals are heard or otherwise resolved.

Download the appeal form

Board Orders

Publications

The following publications are available from the Washington State Department of Revenue.

  • A Homeowner's Guide to Property Taxes
  • Appealing Your Property Tax Assessment to the County Board of Equalization

Frequently Asked Questions

Should you contact the County Assessor's Office first?

Yes, you are encouraged to contact the County Assessor's Office to review your revaluation any time you have a question regarding your property value. Property owners can often settle disagreements at this level without continuing the appeal process. If, after talking with the Assessor's Office staff, you feel that you need to continue the process you need to timely file a petition with the Kittitas County Board of Equalization.

Where can I get an appeal form?

An appeal form can be downloaded here or may be obtained by contacting the Clerk of the Board of Equalization at 509-962-7508.
Download the appeal form

When is the deadline for filing?

The deadline for filing is either July 1 of the assessment year or within 30 days of when the value notice was mailed by the Assessor's Office, whichever date is later. If you mail your petition, it must be postmarked by midnight of the deadline.

When do I receive a Notice of Value?

Beginning in 2013, the County Assessor will review all property values each year as required by Washington State, however, property values will only change when market conditions warrant. Value Notices will show the appraised value of land and improvements. It will also state the date the notice was mailed.

When will I have a hearing?

The Clerk of the Kittitas County Board of Equalization will notify you of the location, date, and time of your scheduled hearing.

For further information contact the Kittitas County Assessor's Office or the Clerk of the Kittitas County Board of Equalization