F.C. Wants Equalization Board Candidates

The City of Falls Church has announced that it is seeking residents to serve on the Board of Equalization (BOE) as it currently has only one member. As an independent body appointed by the Circuit Court of Arlington, the BOE has the duty and responsibility of determining whether the Office of Real Estate Assessment has equalized the assessments among property owners. The BOE has the power to increase, decrease, or keep the same assessment upon its review.The BOE is made up of five members, three of which must be either: accountants, attorneys, or real estate professionals such as agents, appraisers or brokers. BOE members undergo state mandated training prior to voting in meetings.

Once trained, members can expect to attend an organizational meeting each year to elect a Chairman and Secretary and select meeting dates for hearings. The organizational meeting is typically held just after Labor Day. The number of meetings is dependent on the number of appeals received. In the past few years there typically have been two to three hearings, but this number can change over time.

The meetings are Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. and can run up to three hours.

Interested candidates should contact Ryan Davis, City Assessor, or 703-248-5110 (TTY 711).