Assessor Sending Postcard Notices of Value

Due to midyear budget reductions, the Mason County Assessor’s Office is changing the format of the Assessor’s Notice of Value which will be mailed to property owners on August 9, 2017.

This year, those notices have been printed in postcard format. The Assessor is required by law to notify taxpayers of any change in the true and fair value of their property and this new postcard format will save the County several thousand dollars each year.

According to a news release, 2016 sales prices have experienced increases in many areas of the County. In most cases, property owners will see this reflected on their Notice of Value. Officials ask that you keep in mind that assessed values are based on sales in your local neighborhood, and can vary throughout surrounding communities within Mason County. Sales information will also be available on the Assessor’s website along with additional information regarding the assessment process.

The Assessor would also like to encourage property owners to sign up to receive their annual property valuation notice via email, instead of through the USPS. The decision to “Go Paperless” is environmentally friendly and will save taxpayer dollars in staff time and postage. Visit www.enoticesonline.com to learn more.

If you do not agree with the value of your property, please contact our office to review your Notice of Value. Property owners who are unable to resolve their concerns may appeal their value to the Board of Equalization (BOE) within 30 days of the date of the valuation notice.

Additional assessment, levy, tax and property information can be viewed at www.co.mason.wa.us/assessor.