The Board of Equalization is appointed by the Jefferson County Commissioners and consists of not less than 3 or more than 7 members for 3-year terms. Currently the board has 3 seated members and 1 alternate.
A process allowed by State Statute for real and personal property owners to challenge the Assessor's valuation. Appeal forms may be obtained by viewing the Taxpayer Petition to the County Board of Equalization for Review of Real Property Valuation (PDF) or by contacting the Jefferson County Administrator's Office at 360-385-9100 or the Jefferson County Assessor's Office at 360-385-9105. Original forms must be mailed to:
Jefferson County Board of Equalization
C/O Jefferson County Courthouse
P.O. Box 1220
1820 Jefferson Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Appeal forms must be filed or postmarked by July 1 of the current assessment year or 30 days after the date of mailing of the change of value or other determination notice. Created by RCW 84.48.