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For Immediate Release
May 22, 2019

Openings on County Assessment Appeals Boards

San Rafael, CA – The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, August 9, for candidates with expertise in real estate, accounting, law, or property appraisal as potential new members of its two Marin County Assessment Appeals Boards.  

Appointed by the Marin County Board of Supervisors, members of the Assessment Appeals Boards hear appeals by property owners regarding value assessments by the County Assessor’s Office. In recent years, the caseload of the state-mandated Assessment Appeals Board has necessitated hearings about every four weeks. There are two separate Appeals Boards, each with three members, and appeals are heard alternately by the two boards and may include additional meetings.  Board members are paid a stipend per meeting.

Candidates must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in California as one of the following:

  • certified public accountant or public accountant;
  • licensed real estate broker;
  • attorney;
  • property appraiser accredited by a nationally recognized professional organization; or
  • a property appraiser certified by the Office of Real Estate Appraisers or by the State Board of Equalization.

Applicants must include documentation of qualifying experience with their application to the Clerk of the Board.  Employees of an assessor's office within the past three years are not eligible.

Additional information is also available on the State Board of Equalization website. Apply online or learn more about the application process by calling the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at 415-473-7331. You can request an application form via email or in writing at Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Suite 329, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael CA 94903.  


Shelagh Stewart-Chung
Deputy Clerk
Board of Supervisors

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 329
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-7331
CRS Dial 711
Email: Shelagh Stewart-Chung