Board Of County Commissioners

Board of Equalization


Due to the large number of 2022 property tax appeals, which is also compounded by staff shortages at the county level, the processing time of the appeals is taking longer than expected. Please know we are working toward putting together a hearing schedule and will email/mail it to you directly as soon as it is available. We hope to be able to do that before the end of the year. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


 Appealing to the Chelan County Board of Equalization

The Board of Equalization assists in the administration of property valuation used for tax purposes, providing an impartial forum for property owners. If a property owner disputes the assessed value of property, the Board of Equalization will hear the owner's appeal and make an informed decision.

The board is an independent body organized to process and hear appeals of various determinations made by the County Assessor's Office. It is comprised of three citizens appointed by the Chelan County Commissioners to provide an impartial hearing environment that protects each party's due process rights and results in a fair decision.

The Board of Equalization hears and decides appeals concerning the numerous types of determinations, including; changes to real and personal property valuations; denials of senior citizen/disabled exemptions; denials of home improvement exemptions; decisions regarding historic property; forest land classification determinations; current use determinations; destroyed property determinations; and claims for either real or personal property tax exemptions.

Board Members 

Name  Appointment Term Exp. 
Sarah Cushing District 1  6-1-2023
Zachary Miller  District 2 5-28-2023
Linda Pershall  District 3 5-1-2024

Getting the Appeal Form 

Filing an Appeal

FILING DEADLINE: The petition must be filed or postmarked by July 1, 2022, or within 30 days of the mailing date printed on your Notice of Value. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

ELECTRONIC: Must be received by 5 p.m.
By choosing to submit your appeal electronically, you are consenting to receive any future communication via the email you provide on the petition.
Our office will only accept appeals sent to the following email address:BOE@CO.CHELAN.WA.US

Chelan County Board of Equalization
400 Douglas Street, Suite 201
Wenatchee, WA 98801

OFFICE HOURS: Chelan County Board of Equalization
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed noon to 1 p.m. daily)

ASSESSOR'S OFFICE: Joshua Hepburn - Joshua.Hepburn@CO.CHELAN.WA.US

** You must pay your taxes by the date they are due to avoid penalties and interest. After the appeal period of a Board of Equalization decision has passed, changes to the assessment will be entered into the system by the Assessor’s Office and the Treasurer’s Office will notify you of adjustments made to your taxes. **


Posted: 07/01/2015 04:09 PM
Last Updated: 09/30/2022 08:50 AM

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