WSBTA’s Electronic Filing Policy

This is the WSBTA’s electronic filing policy as of 2/14/2017.  

The Board will accept .Adobe .pdf , Word, Excel, and jpg. files, as provided below, with the same legal effect as a paper document.     

  1. For existing appeals, you may file submissions by email, at: bta@bta.state.wa.us, within the file size limitations.  You must include the WSBTA docket number in the subject line of your email.  Submissions may also be filed using the WSBTA’s online submissions portal, once it becomes available.
  2. For new appeals, you may either file the appeal by email, at the address above, or for property tax valuation matters only, you may submit your appeal through the Board’s online E-file system at: http://bta.state.wa.us/index.php/e-file-online-web-form/.

Electronic files received prior to 5 p.m. on a business day are deemed received on that day.  Electronic files received after that time are deemed received on the next business day.  The time of receipt of an electronically filed documents is the time shown by the Board’s electronic mail system or E-filing system.

Unless requested or ordered by the Board, parties should not file paper copies of electronically transmitted documents.  This process is approved by this posting, regardless of the requirements of WAC 456-10-325(b) or WAC 456-09-325(b).  Note the Board will request or order the filing of paper copies in most formal cases.

Parties may maintain original documents in their files. The Board does not require an original document or an original signature.