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Property tax appeals board members sought

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Clatsop County Board of Commissions seeks applications from residents interested in serving on the Board of Property Tax Appeals for the 2019-20 term.

The board hears petitions from taxpayers seeking a decrease in their real market or assessed value of real and personal property.

Applicants should have a working knowledge of the local real estate market, be willing to participate in public hearings, have skills that include mediation, real estate appraisal or financing and be familiar with Oregon property tax law.

Training is provided in January. The committee holds one to three daytime meetings beginning in February to hear petitions. The committee adjourns no later than April 15, with the term ending June 30, 2020.

Application forms for the appointments are available on the county website,, or at the County Manager’s Office, 800 Exchange Street, Suite 410, Astoria.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 12.

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