2012 assessed values notices in the mailPetitions or appeals to the Board of Equalization must be filed with the Board within 60 days of when the notice was mailed or July 1, whichever is later.
New assessment notices will be mailed to residential property owners the week of June 18 and to commercially zoned property owners the week of June 25.
The new assessed values should reflect the market value of each property as of Jan. 1, 2012 and will be used to determine each property owner’s share of property taxes due in 2013.
Appraisers will spend the next few months adding new construction to the assessment rolls, so some property owners will receive a new notice of assessed value in the fall for new construction added this year.
The assessment date for new construction is as of July 31, each year for property taxes to be collected the following year.
The answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) such as:
How can my assessed value decrease and my taxes increase? As well as answers to other frequently asked questions during a declining real estate market are available at: http://assessor.snoco.org/forms/Formstore/adDecliningMarketFAQ03-12.pdf.
The FAQ insert that was included with this year’s assessment notices is available at:
County Assessor Cindy Portmann recommends that property owners having questions or concerns about their new assessed values call her office to talk to an appraiser before filing an appeal with the Board of Equalization, as many concerns or issues can be resolved without filing an appeal.
Residential Appraisal may be contacted at: 425-388-6555.
Commercial Appraisal may be contacted at: 425-388-3390.
Petitions or appeals to the Board of Equalization must be filed with the Board within 60 days of when the notice was mailed or July 1, whichever is later.
The appeal process does not require that you hire an attorney, but you will need to present evidence that the Assessor’s value is incorrect.
Appeal forms and instructions are available on the Board of Equalization's website at: http://boe.snoco.org or by contacting the Clerk of the Board at 425-388-3407.