Filing an Appeal

E-Filing Portal Below

USE A FORM

Printable forms for all appeal types are available to fill out or print at our Forms and Publications page.  Follow the instructions provided with the form and include all requested information and documents with your filing.

Please note: If you are a property management company authorizing a tax professional to represent your client in front of the WSBTA, you must also provide authorization from the property owner.

FILE ELECTRONICALLY

You may also file certain appeals through our E-File portal at the bottom of this page.  E-filing is currently available only for property tax valuation appeals.  E-filing is not available for appeals of other actions of a county board.  E-filings completed after 5 p.m. or on a weekend are considered received the next business day.  

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I FILE?

If your filing is complete and timely, we will send you an acknowledgment letter within 30 days and will schedule your hearing as soon as possible.  Due to the existing appeal backlog, appeals are currently being scheduled between eighteen and 24 months  months after filing.

COMMUNICATIONS BY EMAIL

If you provide an email address with your appeal, you agree to receive future correspondence from us by email, including your appeal acknowledgment, your scheduling letter, and your decision. You must keep the Board informed of any change in your email address.  Please add bta@bta.wa.gov to your spam filters to ensure you receive all email communications from the WSBTA.

***NOTICE TO REPRESENTATIVES – INFORMAL APPEALS***

The WSBTA currently requires certain representatives to include a completed certification with each newly filed appeal.

Click here for more information.