Assessor's Office

Assessor: David M. Thomas
Welcome to the
Skagit County Assessor's homepage.

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Mission Statement
Our mission is to serve the citizens of Skagit County by striving for the highest level in equity of assessment, efficiency of operation, and professionalism of our staff.


Appraisers performing property inspections in Burlington

Appraisers from the Assessor’s Office are now inspecting property in the Burlington Edison School District for the 2016 assessment year. Inspections are exterior only and it is important they are able to perform a walk-around of structures to accurately account for physical characteristics and depreciation factors. In some cases exterior measurements are taken to verify dimensions. Appraisers will also request verification of information on record about the property when residents are present at the time of inspection. Cooperation from property owners or occupants is greatly appreciated.

Appraisers from the Assessor’s Office can be identified by wearing distinctive, blue mesh vests with Skagit County written on the back. Appraisers also carry identification cards as county employees and drive white, county vehicles with the county emblem on the side. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 360 416-1780

More seniors, disabled homeowners to qualify for tax relief

SKAGIT COUNTY – Property tax relief will be available to a greater number of seniors and permanently disabled citizens as a result of legislation passed recently in Olympia. [more]

The assessor acts as an agent for the Washington State Department of Revenue and is responsible for administering the property tax system for the county. This process involves establishing real and personal property values for distributing taxes for each tax district, as well as reviewing each tax district’s budget request to assure all legal requirements and limitations are met. The assessor also administers and monitors compliance for recipients of tax benefit programs, such as the Senior Citizen and Disabled Exemption program and the various Current Use programs for properties used for agriculture, timber and open space.

imapThis web site has been prepared to answer questions you might have about the property tax system in Skagit County. There are no unique rules or R.C.W.'s in Skagit County.

The property tax system is designed to treat all taxpayers equally across the State of Washington. My office works hard to treat everyone fairly and promptly. In these pages you will find a group of commonly asked questions about revaluations, the Board of Equalization, values, levies, and an assortment of useful information.

I welcome any comments or suggestions you may offer for improving this website to better serve the needs of the users and citizens of Skagit County.


David M. Thomas

Skagit County Assessor

Press Release from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Regarding Shelter Bay Taxes

Assessor Sales Data.
This tool will enable you to search valid sales dating back three years and is illustrated by a colored legend to associate the year of the sale. This tool is built into Imap and you can select other layers or views if you prefer. The details for a selected parcel will appear in a new window.
You can view the Sales Data iMap layer here.

Office Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 Mon - Fri
Administration Building, Room 204
700 South 2nd Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 416-1780
FAX: (360) 336 - 9308