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What is the Property Valuation Cycle?
The following factors are involved in the Property Valuation Cycle:
- All real property is revalued annually, with a physical inspection completed at least once every six years.
- New construction is appraised annually.
- Personal property is recalculated each year based on current listings.
- Property owners are notified when assessed values change.
- State law mandates that all property must be valued at 100% true and fair market value, which is the amount the property would most likely sell for on the open market.

A single sale does not necessarily establish market value. The following factors are used to determine the assessed value for residential, commercial, and industrial property:
- Comparable sales
- Depreciated replacement cost
- Income approaches

The assessor uses mass appraisal methods to appraise approximately 212,000 real property parcels in Spokane County.

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1. Are there maps online?
2. Didn't Initiative 747 limit my property tax to a 1% annual increase?
3. Do I qualify for senior citizen/disabled exemption?
4. What about exemptions on property?
5. How are property taxes levied?
6. How does the Assessor value commercial property?
7. Is assessed value different than market value?
8. Is my Senior Citizen or Disabled Person Exemption Application processed yet?
9. My property was revalued last year. Why did my assessed value go up?
10. What is the Open Space Act?
11. What is the Property Valuation Cycle?
12. What is personal property?
13. What is property tax?
14. When are property taxes determined?
15. Where do I get information about property ownership and legal descriptions?
16. Where do I get information about the assessed value of my property?
17. Where’s my property line?
18. Who do I contact to see what my property taxes will be?
19. Who must report personal property?
20. Why are there two addresses on my Official Assessment Notice?
21. Why do my property lines not line up with the aerial photo and/or street centerlines?
22. What are Property Class Codes?
23. How do I contact the Department of Revenue?
24. How do I sell or move my mobile home?

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