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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Annual Parcel Inspection Begins

County Appraisers

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -- As required by state law (RCW 84.41.030) county appraisers will be inspecting one-sixth of all county parcels starting October 15, 2020 and continuing through April 2021.  The process includes taking new photos and updating records.  These are exterior only inspections, typically made from the street.  These inspections will used for the assessment of your property as of January 1, 2021 and will affect the taxes due in 2022.

The sheer volume of parcels to be inspected makes it impossible to give property owners advance notice of the day and time of our inspections.  State law (RCW 84.40.025) provides all county assessing officers the right to examine individual parcels at reasonable times.  These inspections will occur Monday through Friday during normal business hours.  Appraisers will be using their private vehicles that will be marked with Spokane County placards.  Appraisers will be wearing County safety vests, have a County identification badge, and business cards.  All appraisers will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing.  Feel free to ask the appraisers questions if you see them in your area.

If your home is not visible from the street and you have a gated driveway, we will leave a flyer on or near the gate that will have our contact information so we may update your records.

Information about your parcel is available on our web site:

http://cp.spokanecounty.org/scout/propertyinformation/

This site also contains a link under “Appraiser” that lists your appraiser’s number, and by clicking this link you can email your appraiser directly.

After all inspections have been completed and your parcel has been revalued for the 2022 tax year, you will receive a Valuation Notice on or about the first of June 2021.  If you feel this value is in error, you have thirty days to appeal this value with the Spokane County Board of Equalization.

Learn more about appraisers and their work by visiting the Spokane County YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyuIQbXw-9M.


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