January 27, 2020

County Board of Assessment Appeals Vacancy

County Board of Assessment Appeals Vacancy

 

Union County is seeking individuals to fill a vacancy on the County Board of Assessment Appeals (BOAA). The BOAA is an independent Board appointed by the County Commissioners for the primary purpose of hearing property tax assessment appeal valuation cases. When there is a dispute over the real property assessment (value), it is the responsibility of the BOAA to hear testimony and to make a finding as to the fair market value which is utilized in calculating the assessed value of real property.  Therefore a thorough knowledge of county real estate market values is necessary. Although not required commercial real estate brokers, real estate agents, certified real estate appraisers and people within similar professions often sit on the BOAA. BOAA members serve two (2) or four (4) year terms, receive a stipend, and under Pennsylvania law are now required to complete nine hours of training within six months of being appointed.  Individuals willing to serve on the BOAA should submit a letter by no later than Friday, February 21, 2020 detailing their interest and motivation for serving along with an explanation of any unique skills or qualifications to the Union County Commissioners, 155. North 15th Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837 or by email at [email protected]. Specific questions regarding the BOAA should be directed to Chief Tax Assessor Joan Duncheskie at [email protected] or 570.524.8616.