Assessor's Office

Assessor: David M. Thomas

NEWS

Assessor auditing Current Use Farm and Ag properties for compliance
An audit is currently being undertaken by the Assessor’s Office to verify properties receiving the Current Use Agriculture (Open Space) tax benefit are complying with RCW 84.34.020 by generating income from commercial agricultural production. To meet this requirement, property owners must supply documentation of income received from commercial agricultural production on properties receiving the benefit. Property will be audited in conjunction with the physical revaluation inspection area which is the La Conner and Conway school districts for 2017.
Documentation can come from applicable Internal Revenue forms, rental or lease agreements, government subsidy payments or receipts from sales of crops or livestock. For specific information please contact Current Use Specialist, Kiffin Saben in the Assessor’s Office.

La Conner and Conway property inspections to begin
The subject of the 2017 revaluation for assessment is the La Conner and Conway school districts. Appraisers from the Assessor’s Office will be inspecting all commercial, farm and residential properties in the two districts starting in September. With the exception of properties issued building permits in the six years since, the last inspections for this area occurred in 2011.
Inspections involve an exterior walk-around of structures and new photos are taken. Questions regarding interior features may be asked of residents present at the time of inspection. Appraisers are instructed to knock on the front door prior to their walk-around. They wear distinctive blue 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.


coverInformation On Property Tax Procedures 2016 guide now online.


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.

Sincerely,

David M. Thomas

Skagit County Assessor

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.

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.