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For Immediate Release
March 10, 2017

Opening on Assessment Appeals Boards

San Rafael, CA – The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 31, for candidates with expertise in real estate, accounting, law, or property appraisal to fill a vacancy on the Marin County Assessment Appeals Boards.  

Appointed by the Marin County Board of Supervisors, the Assessment Appeals Board members hear appeals by property owners regarding value assessments by the County Assessor. Caseload of the state-mandated Assessment Appeals Board necessitates hearings about every four weeks. There are two three-member Appeals Boards, and appeals are heard alternately by the two boards. There may be 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
  • 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. Request an application by mail at: Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Suite 329, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael CA 94903, or by email at

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Diane Patterson
Assistant Clerk of the Board
Board of Supervisors

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