SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – Spokane County Assessor, Tom Konis announced today that his office will be mailing 204,775 real property valuation notices on Friday, August 14th.
The assessment on these notices reflect what the 2021 property taxes will be based on. Assessed values are provided to 55 taxing districts as a basis for developing levy rates which will be finalized in January 2021. The Assessor’s Office cannot predict spending decisions by taxing districts.
New construction notices will be mailed in October.
Property assessments are as of January 1st, 2020. Values are determined by analyzing real estate sales in 825 statistical neighborhoods. The real estate market for residential property remains robust with values escalating and many properties receiving multiple offers and selling above the list price.
Sales used to establish assessed values are listed on the Assessor’s website. Search Parcel Information by address or parcel number and select sales search on the tool bar. Options include looking at neighborhood sales or comparable sales. The last three years of sales display, however recent sales are the best indicator of market value.
For questions about assessment values, the best way to contact the Assessor’s Office is by e-mail. The e-mail address is printed at the top of valuation notices above the valuation information.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing rules, the entire Assessor’s Office staff cannot be in the office at the same time. Telephone calls will be answered; however, they may be delayed by several days.