Filing an Appeal

How to File an Appeal:

To file and Assessment Appeal, submit your timely, completed Assessment Appeal Application along with the $50 per application non-refundable processing fee to our office by mail or hand delivery (address listed below). The current application is available in hard copy in our office, or available on our website under the “Forms” tab. Please ensure that you read all instructions prior to submitting your application.

Our office accepts cash, check or money order. If paying with cash in person, exact change is preferred. Bills larger than $50 will not be accepted. Please note that if submitting your application via mail you must pay by check or money order. We cannot accept cash by mail.

Please use the filing deadline schedule below to ensure timely submission of your application. Applications received outside of their relevant due date cannot proceed in the appeal process.

Filing Periods:

  • Regular Assessment: July 2, 2022 through November 30, 2022 (*Applications must be postmarked no later than November 30, 2022 or received by the Clerk of the Board at 701 Ocean Street, Room 520 by 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time on November 30, 2022).
  • Supplemental Assessment: Applications must be postmarked or received by the Clerk of the Board at 701 Ocean Street, Room 520 (delivered by 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time) no later than 60 days after the date printed on the Notice of Supplemental Assessment.
  • Assessment Roll Changes: Applications must be postmarked or received by the Clerk of the Board at 701 Ocean Street, Room 520 (delivered by 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time) no later than 60 days after the date printed on the Notice of Assessment.
  • Calamity Assessment: Applications must be postmarked or received by the Clerk of the Board at 701 Ocean Street, Room 520 (delivered by 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time) no later than 6 months after the date printed on the Notice of Calamity Assessment.

What to Expect After Submitting an Appeal:

Upon receipt of your application, the Clerk of the Board will review the application for completeness. The Clerk will notify you in writing of the status of your application. This notice will be sent to the mailing address(es) provided on the application for both the applicant and any authorized agent if applicable. Please make a note of the application number assigned to your appeal; use this number when communicating with the clerk regarding your appeal to ensure a timely and accurate response.

If your application is deemed complete, it will be placed in the queue to be scheduled for hearing before the Assessment Appeals Board. When your application is reached in the queue, you will receive notice of your scheduled hearing date at least 45 days prior to the scheduled hearing date. This notice will be sent in writing by mail to the mailing address(es) provided on the application for both the applicant and any authorized agent if applicable.

If your application is deemed incomplete, the clerk will notify you of the deficiencies and provide you with a deadline to resubmit your amended application for further review. This notice will be sent in writing by mail to the mailing address(es) provided on the application for both the applicant and any authorized agent if applicable.

If at any time during the appeal process you no longer wish to continue your appeal, you can submit a request to withdraw your application. Withdrawal requests can be made in writing or by using the Withdrawal Request Form attached to your Notice of Receipt of Application For Changed Assessment, Notice of Scheduled Hearing packet, or available on our website under the “Forms” tab.