From: Pam Girtman, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-742-4353 Date: 7-25-13

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County seeks volunteers for Board of Property Tax Appeals

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners will soon be appointing two pools of county residents to serve on the Board of Property Tax Appeals (BOPTA), which offers reimbursement to board members due to the concentrated time commitment involved. The county is seeking non-office-holding county residents who are available during business hours Monday through Friday.

Board members meet for mandatory training prior to the board convening in February 2014. The board will hear property tax appeals between Feb. 3, 2014, and April 15, 2014. Terms of office end June 30, 2014. Hundreds of Clackamas County property owners appeal to the BOPTA each year to make sure they are paying no more than their fair share of property taxes. The board considers these appeals and arrives at a decision on each.

Serving on the board is a demanding and time-consuming job, according to County Clerk Sherry Hall. "Because of the large time commitment, the county offers board members reimbursement," she said.

Interested individuals need to complete an application form. Applications may be completed and submitted online via the county's website, http://www.clackamas.us/miscapp/application.jsp

Applicants will be asked to attend an interview.

For a mailed application form contact Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs at 503-742-4353. The application deadline is Thursday, Aug. 29.

For more information, contact BOPTA at 503-722-6086.

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