The annual Assessor’s Notice of Value will be mailed to Mason County taxpayers on August 24, 2018. In accordance with RCW 84.40.045 & WAC 458-12-360, the Assessor is required to notify taxpayers of any change in the true and fair value of their property.
Assessed values are based on sales in your local neighborhood, and can vary throughout surrounding communities within Mason County. Many areas of the County have seen significant increases in sales prices and property owners will likely see this reflected on their Notice of Value. Sales information will be available on our website along with additional information regarding the assessment process.
For the second year in a row, the Notices of Value will be printed in postcard format, in order to save the County several thousand dollars. In addition, the Assessor would 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 additional 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, directly with the Assessor’s Office, may appeal their value to the Board of Equalization (BOE) within 30 days of the date of the valuation notice.
The Assessor’s Office will be open to the public on Fridays, during the 30 day appeal period, in addition to its regular business hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The affected Fridays include August 24 & 31, and September 7, 14 & 21.
Additional assessment, levy, tax and property information can be viewed at www.co.mason.wa.us/assessor