Assessor

Purpose

The primary responsibility of the Assessor is to see that the tax burden is distributed evenly among all property owners in the County. Washington law requires the burden to be distributed according to market values of properties. To accomplish this, the Assessor maintains accurate, up-to-date values on all property and calculates the tax to be paid by each property owner. It’s his job to see that each property owner pays only his or her fair share of tax.

Departmental Responsibilities

  • City Segregation
  • Levies
  • Maps, Plat
  • Property Values, Farm
  • Property Values, Mobile Homes
  • Property Values, New Construction
  • Property Values, Personal
  • Property Values, Residential
  • Tax Exemptions, Property
  • Taxing Districts