Assessor: Mark Hammond
PO Box 400
None at this time.
The office is open from 9:00-4:00, Monday-Friday
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Foreclosure, tax lien and surplus sales, contact the Treasurer
The primary duty of the assessorís office is to identify and determine the value of all taxable real and personal property, for the purpose of equitable distribution of tax liabilities of each property owner within their tax district.
Washington State law requires the county assessor to value property at 100% of its true and fair market value. To determine true and fair market value, the county assessor must physically inspect property at least once every six years. However, at the assessorís discretion, all property can be reappraised more frequently in order to ease the impact of rapidly inflating real estate values. The assessor may also reduce the values of property when real estate values decline. Any taxpayer who disagrees with the value determined by the assessor has the right to appeal the valuation to the County Board of Equalization.
In addition to real and personal property assessments, the assessorís office is responsible for the administration and maintenance of:
The assessor and his staff are available to assist you with any questions or concerns about property in Lincoln County Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
When applying for assessment on the basis of current use you will need to follow these steps:
Read the Open Space Taxation Act Information Brochure (includes Timber Land)
Fill out the application. (download here)
Submit the completed application to the Lincoln County Board of County Commissioners.
If the land is to be classified as Timber Land, you will also need to submit a copy of your forest management plan with your application. It is best to consult a professional forester for assistance in writing a forest management plan however if you wish to try it on your own, click here for some basic guidance. Click here for a brief outline that you may follow. More links and info can be found here. This plan will be forwarded to the Land Services department for review and then returned with recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for action.
After the Board makes its determination, the Assessor will take any necessary actions regarding assessment.
Links for the Washington State Department of Revenue
Property Tax Forms and Information
- Open Space Taxation Act (February 2010)
- Open Space Taxation Act Information Brochure (includes Timber Land)
- RCW 84.34 Open Space, agricultural, timberlands - current use - conservation futures
- WAC 458-30-210 Classification of land under Chapter 84.34 RCW. (Timber Land, Open Space)
- WAC 458-40-540 Forest Land Values
- App for Classification or Reclassification as Open Space Land or Timber Land for Current Use Assessment
- Notice of Continuance
- Open Space Taxation Agreement
- All current use forms
Personal Property Information
Electronic Filing of Personal Property Listing: First, download the form (click here) and then save the form to your PC. After filling out the form and saving your changes, email the form as an attachment to the Assessor's Office (click here).
Understanding Personal Property: http://dor.wa.gov/docs/pubs/prop_tax/persprop.pdf
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