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Assessor: Danny Hagen

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.

Return to a gradually increasing real estate market

After a record-breaking real estate market from May 2021 through April of 2022, rapidly increasing interest rates have cooled the market drastically here in Skagit County. Yet, with limited inventory, the increasing interest rates still weren’t enough to make most property values retreat. County wide, we are seeing increases averaging around 5% for residential properties. Some waterfront neighborhoods are still seeing double digit percent increases, while some neighborhoods in East County saw decreases in value.

The County Assessor is required by law to value all real and personal property in the county at 100 percent of fair market value as of January 1st., unless a specific exemption is provided by law. Our office uses a market adjusted cost approach to achieve these equitable and uniform assessments.

Our website is updated with 2023 assessed values and Change of Value notices will be arriving in mailboxes in early October.

If you believe that the new value on your Change of Value notice is substantially incorrect compared to your estimate of market value, please call our office for information between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM at (360) 416-1780 or email

To preserve your appeal rights or to appeal your value, a petition form MUST be filed with the Board of Equalization within 30 days after your Change of Value notice was mailed. Call the BOE at (360)416-1156 or email for further information or to have a form mailed to you.

If you do not receive a Change of Value notice, it may be because your assessed value is not changing this year. If you still want to appeal with the BOE, please contact the Assessor’s Office and ask for a Change of Value notice to be printed.

Senior exemption levels increasing for 2024

The State Legislature has voted to increase the qualifying senior and disabled veteran exemption level from 65% to 70% of the county’s median household income as calculated by the Office of Financial Management. In Skagit County, the new levels will change for the 2024 property tax year. The new thresholds will be $48,000 for Level 3, $41,000 for Level 2, and $34,000 for Level 1.

If you believe you might qualify for this exemption program, please see the additional information available on our website, or contact our office directly.

Presentation offering

Assessor Danny Hagen is offering to come and present on property taxes and how they are administered in the State of Washington. If you are a part of a group or know of a group that has questions regarding the assessment process, please reach out to our office. Danny is quite flexible and accommodating for any group wanting to have a better understanding of local taxes.

From the Assessor


My name is Danny Hagen and I am your newly elected Skagit County Assessor. This is a very busy time of year for the Assessor’s Office. We are currently calculating levy rates to be used for 2023 taxes, inspecting and reappraising the current revaluation cycle (La Conner / Conway School Districts), and diving into appeals of 2022 assessed values.

Our office is aware of extreme king tides occurring December 27th-28th and causing some damage to real property along our coastlines. If your property suffered any long-term damage, please fill out a destroyed property form. This can be downloaded or filed electronically through our website.

I am also pleased to announce that our next “Coffee with your Assessor” is taking place on Thursday, February 23rd at Whidbey Coffee (1960 Marketplace Dr, Burlington, WA ) from 3:00 – 4:30PM. Please come and bring any questions or concerns you might have, and I will be there to respond.

I am looking forward to serving Skagit County and all of its residents!


Application fees increasing for Forestland and Current Use tax benefit programs

Effective 1/1/2023 Current Use and Designated Forest application/transfer fees will increase to:

Current Use Farm and Agricultural   $600
Designated Forest Land                    $700
Open Space and Open Space Farm and Ag Conservation  $2,000

The fee structure last changed on 1/1/2008.  Fees are set to cover actual costs and include advertisement for public hearing, Auditor’s recording fees and for Open Space/Farm and Ag Conservation the cost of a Hearing Examiner’s decision is also included. No portion of the application fee is retained by the Assessor’s office.

Related: Resolution 00002935

La Conner and Conway property inspections are in progress

All properties in the La Conner and Conway School Districts are being revalued for the 2023 assessment year. Appraisers from the Assessor’s Office will inspect all commercial, farm and residential properties in the two districts. Except for properties issued building permits in the six years since, the last inspections for this area occurred in 2017.

Appraisers from the Assessor’s Office continue recent procedures with the majority of inspections being limited to what can be observed from the street. Unless appraisers have questions about the property, we will not approach the front door. For properties that need verification of characteristics, we will knock then retreat to a safe distance. In those instances there will be a brief exterior walk-around of structures. In all cases new photos are taken. Appraisers wear distinctive vests with Skagit County on the back and carry county identification cards. They drive white vehicles with the Skagit County emblem on the side. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Assessor’s Office at 360 416-1780.

Information On Property Tax Procedures: 2022

About the Assessor's Office

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.

Assessor Sales Data
Assessor sales data is available in three different formats: sales files used in the annual statistical analyses, iMap visualization, and a property-specific Comparable Sales Search Tool. See the Sales Data here.

Assessor: Danny Hagen

Office Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 Mon - Fri
700 South 2nd Street, Room 204
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Phone: (360) 416-1780
FAX: (360) 416-1790

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Assessor: Danny Hagen


Links and Information


Assessor Maps

Comparable Sales

Search Assessor Records

Understanding Assessed Values/Taxes

Mailing Address Change


Current Use Agriculture Assessments

Property Tax Exemption for Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons
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Senior Citizen & Disabled Persons: Exemption from Real Property Taxes

Combined Disposable Income Worksheet

Senior Citizen & Disabled Persons: Exemption from Real Property Taxes Income Year 2020

Taxpayer Real Property Appeal

Taxpayer Current Use/
Designated Forest Land Appeal

Taxpayer Personal Property Appeal

Destroyed Property Claim ( e-file | doc )

Property Tax Deferral for Homeowners with Limited Income:

Deferral Application for Senior Citizens and People with Disabilities (

Property tax deferral for senior citizens and people with disabilities (

Informational Brochure
Deferral Form