Malheur County Courthouse

VALE — Volunteers are being sought to serve on the Malheur County Board of Property Tax Appeals.

The board hears appeals from property owners for reduction of market or assessed values on real or personal property.

According to Malheur County Clerk Gayle Trotter, candidates should have a working knowledge of the local real estate market, be prepared to participate in public hearings and be able to review documents while listening to public comments. In addition, they will need to be able to make decisions while the affected people are sitting before them, have mediation skills and be familiar with Oregon property tax law.

Board members are appointed by the County Court and must not be employees or members of a governing body in the county, including taxing districts. Meetings are held in public.

Board members are paid per diem rate of $20 per day, plus mileage and lunch.

There is training online between October and December, with in-person training in the following January.

Appeals hearings will be conducted between Feb. 1 through April 15, one or two days per week.

Letters of interest must be in the clerk’s office by 5 p.m. Friday, and appointments will be made by Oct. 15.

For more information call the clerk’s office at (541) 473-5151.

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