The Board of Equalization (BOE) is an independent board comprised of Island County residents, appointed by the County Commissioners. The BOE hears appeals submitted from Island County Taxpayers in response to decisions made by the Island County Assessor's Office. Appeals heard may be regarding Real Property valuation, Personal Property valuation and Current Use or Senior/Disabled Exemption determinations.
Island County's Office of Public Defense has the responsibility of providing attorney representation for indigent persons facing criminal charges. The sole responsibility of staff in the Office of Public Defense is to screen applicants to determine eligibility and assign counsel should they qualify. Staff members are not attorneys and cannot not give legal advice or hear information about a case.
Records Management provides centralized records management services to comply with state and federal laws regarding storage, protection and disposal of County records.