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Openings on County Assessment Appeals Boards

Property owners occasionally appeal the assessments on which their taxes are determined.
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San Rafael, CA – People with expertise in real estate, accounting, law, or property appraisal are encouraged to apply for two open positions on the Marin County Assessment Appeals Boards. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, August 2. 

Appointed by the Marin County Board of Supervisors, members of the Assessment Appeals Boards hear appeals by property owners regarding value assessments by the County Assessor’s Office. In recent years, the caseload of the state-mandated Assessment Appeals Board has necessitated hearings about every four weeks. There are two Assessment Appeals Boards, each with three members, and appeals are heard alternately by the two boards and may include additional meetings. Board members are paid a stipend per meeting.

Candidates must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in California as one of the following: 

  • certified public accountant or public accountant; 
  • licensed real estate broker; 
  • attorney; 
  • property appraiser accredited by a nationally recognized professional organization; or 
  • a property appraiser certified by the Office of Real Estate Appraisers or by the State Board of Equalization.

Applicants must include documentation of qualifying experience with their application to the Clerk of the Board. Employees of an assessor's office within the past three years are not eligible.

Additional information is also available on the State Board of Equalization website. Apply online or learn more about the application process by calling the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at (415) 473-7331. Request an application form via email or in writing at Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Suite 329, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael CA 94903.  


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