Unless you have reached an agreement with the Assessor’s office prior to the hearing, attendance is mandatory. You must personally appear at the hearing unless you have authorized, in writing, someone to appear on your behalf. Any person who wishes to represent you at the hearing, other than an attorney, must provide a letter of authorization, to the Clerk, prior to the commencement of the hearing.
The only exceptions to this requirement are spouses, sons and daughters. Any other family member must provide written authorization. When you are called to begin your hearing you will be sworn by the Clerk of the Board and asked to present your case. The length of the hearing will depend on the amount of evidence presented by you and the Assessor.