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Welcome to the Lincoln County Assessor’s Office!
The office is open to the public from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday
509-725-7011 or 509-596-1454
J Scott Liebing
Lincoln County Assessor
The primary duty of the Assessor’s 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 assessor’s 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 Assessor’s Office is responsible for the administration and maintenance of:
- Current Use Assessment
- Senior Citizen and Disabled Persons Exemption from Real Property Taxes
- Legal Descriptions, Segregation’s and Mapping
- Tax Levy Rates and Calculations
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 3:00 pm.