The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on the County Board of Property Tax Appeals for the 2011-12 term.

The Board of Property Tax Appeals hears petitions from taxpayers seeking to decrease their real market or assessed property values. The board also considers requests to excuse penalties or late filings of real or personal property returns.

Applicants must be residents of Clatsop County, but cannot be employees of the county or of any tax district within the County. The board of commissioners makes appointments to a pool, from which the county clerk selects three people to serve on the Board of Property Tax Appeals. Training is provided.

The committee holds several daytime meetings beginning the first Monday in February to hear petitions. The committee adjourns no later than April 15, with the term ending June 20.

Application forms for the appointments are available online at co.clatsop.or.us (go to “Hot Topics”) or contact the Clatsop County Manager’s Office at 800 Exchange St., Suite 410, or call (503) 325-1000.

Applications must be completed and turned in by 5 p.m. Sept. 8, 2011 to be considered.

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