The Role of the Assessment Appeals Board
The Assessment Appeals Board conducts hearings on property assessment disputes. Acting on the basis of relevant evidence submitted at the hearing, it is their role to make a fair, impartial decision on all property assessment disputes appealed between taxpayers and the Assessor. The Assessment Appeals Board is separate and independent from the Assessor's Office.
The Assessment Appeals Board is a quasi-judicial body composed of three members appointed by the Board of Supervisors. This Board is administered by the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. The Board members have professional experience in the fields of real estate, property appraisal, accounting, law, or similar areas. Property owners in the County of Stanislaus may file an Application for Changed Assessment with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.
Assessment Appeals Board Members
- John Bettencourt
- Peter Katsufrakis
- Vernon Seeley
- Tom Hallinan (Alternate)
- Gerald Merchant (Alternate)