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Posted on: November 23, 2020

2020 Change of Value Notices

The 2020 Change of Value Notices were mailed November 19, 2020. State law requires County Assessors to appraise every property annually, with an effective assessment date of January 1st for most properties, and July 31st for new construction. Change of Va...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Assessor Introduces GIS Tax Parcel Viewer

The Whatcom County Assessor’s Office has launched an online Tax Parcel Viewer based on ArcGIS software. The GIS map provides access to tax parcels and related assessment information.

“I am glad we are able to make this tool available an...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Limited In-Office Services Available by Appointment

In order to protect both citizens and the staff, appointments will be limited to reduce the number of people in the office. Further protections include required face masks for all individuals in the courthouse, public and staff, plexiglass at all the cust...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Appraisers Starting On-Site New Construction Inspections

Appraisers from the Assessor’s Office are starting on-site new construction inspections for properties issued building permits within the last year. Appraisers are following the rules and recommendations of the Governor and Whatcom County Health...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

2020 Property Tax Information Statement

The Whatcom County Assessor’s Office is responsible for annually updating assessed values for all real and taxable personal property in Whatcom County, and calculating levy rates for all taxing districts for property tax purposes.

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Legislative Update

The Washington State Legislature has passed ESSB 5160. The new law increases the income thresholds for qualifying Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons in the Property Tax Exemption and Property Tax Deferral Programs. Under the new legislation, the 2019 qu...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Property Revaluation News

The Washington State Department of Revenue has approved the Assessor’s Office’s  Annual Real Property Revaluation program. Annually, 1/6th of the county will be physically inspected and the whole county will be statistically r...

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