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What can I expect at the hearing?
You and the Assessor’s representative will have the opportunity to give oral testimony and written evidence to support the assessed valuation. You may cross examine each other and rebut evidence. The hearing is an informal review designed to allow property owners to represent themselves without an attorney. Keep in mind, the Assessor is by law, presumed to be correct. The burden of proof is on you, the owner, to show that the assessed value is not accurate. You must present clear, cogent, and convincing evidence to support your estimate of market value.

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1. How can I appeal the assessed value of my property to the Yakima County Board of Equalization?
2. Who may file an appeal?
3. Where can I get a petition form?
4. What information must I provide for a completed petition?
5. What is the deadline for filing?
6. Should I contact the County Assessor’s Office?
7. When do I receive a “Notice of Value”?
8. What if I did not get a “Notice of Value”?
9. When will I have a hearing?
10. What can I expect at the hearing?
11. How soon will I receive a decision from the Board of Equalization?
12. What if l am not satisfied with the Board of Equalization’s decision?
13. Should I wait until after my hearing to pay my property taxes?
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