You’re invited to a Department of Assessments Open House Thursday Nov. 17 from 3-6pm at 500 4th Avenue. (Our offices are on the 7th floor – click the link for parking and other info).
Our doors are always open, but we’re opening even wider to show off our new office space, our progress toward a new way of doing business, and our 2011 IAAO award.
The office just finished a major move. Consolidating two floors into one saves the taxpayer over $200,000 annually. We’re not “paperless” yet, but we did put an impressive collection of filing cabinets out to pasture.
Come see us! We’ll be happy to explain how we map and value property, process appeals and exemptions, and so on.
We’re proud to demonstrate the advances we’ve made in customer service, GIS technology, and mobile devices for field appraisers.
We’ll assist visitors, hands-on, in applying for exemptions and looking up individual property descriptions and histories.
And where history is concerned, the office is a treasure trove. The Assessor captures photos of nearly every home and building in King County, each in its original condition and background. We’ll display some gems from way, way back.
Previous open house events have produced very positive feedback. My staff and I are looking forward to seeing you next Thursday, sharing our story, listening to your concerns, and taking your questions.