The Assessment Appeals Board conducts impartial hearings on property assessment disputes between taxpayers and the county assessor. Based on the evidence presented at these hearings, the appeals board determines the value of the disputed property or determine other matters of property tax assessment within the jurisdiction of the assessment appeals board.
County residents who are experienced in real estate, property valuation, taxation, and complex legal and business agreements are encouraged to apply for this important volunteer opportunity.
Applicants should possess a minimum of five years’ professional experience in this state as one of the following: licensed real estate broker, attorney, certified public accountant (CPA) or public accountant, property appraiser accredited by a nationally recognized professional organization, property appraiser certified by the Office of Real Estate Appraisers, or property appraiser certified by the State Board of Equalization.
Assessment Appeals Board members are compensated for their time at hearings and reimbursed for their mileage to attend assessment appeals hearings.
How to Apply:
Application forms can be obtained from the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors by calling (925) 335-1900 or by visiting the following links on the County webpage.
Applications can either be completed online or can be mailed to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 106, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553.
For more information about the Assessment Appeals Board, contact Jami Napier, Contra Costa Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, at (925) 335-1900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.