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Welcome back!  It looks like we all made it another year with the market volatility impacting the assessed values and legislative changes to the levies.  This last year was nothing short of complicated and confusing.  Instead of reiterating what is always in the “letter to the taxpayers”, I’m going to focus on disseminating information this year. 

I submitted a guest column to the Wenatchee World regarding property taxes and what is happening locally.  Unfortunately, certain parts of my guest column were edited out, leaving the end of the column a bit confusing.  Instead of a letter to the taxpayers this year, I’m submitting the full, unedited, guest column for your reading pleasure – and hopefully it will shed some light on how the assessment and levy processes work.  Information is knowledge.  I hope to see you all at one of our Community Meetings this spring!

I want to personally thank you for your patience and understanding.  It is a pleasure to be able to serve the taxpayers of Chelan County.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at (509) 667-6367 or deanna.walter@co.chelan.wa.us.

Sincerely,

Deanna Walter, Chelan County Assessor

Wenatchee World Guest Opinion

 

What We Do

The Assessor’s office is responsible for determining the value of all taxable real and personal property in the county on a fair and equitable basis, along with maintaining accurate and accessible property information, providing timely and accurate assessments for tax purposes, and a detailed parcel map showing all parcels within the County. Chelan County is now annually updating all properties according to market sales, and continues to do physical inspections of every property on a 4-year cycle. Washington State law requires property to be assessed at 100% of fair market value.

Your property taxes fund state and county services, including roads, transit, schools, libraries, parks, hospitals, fire and rescue, law enforcement, environmental and social services.  Information such as parcel numbers, ownership, tax code areas, and assessed valuations for all property within the county can be obtained on-line through the property search of the Assessor's web site, or by calling the assessor's office during business hours.

Posted: 12/12/2014 01:06 PM
Last Updated: 04/19/2019 08:02 AM

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  • 23
    Apr 2019
    09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

    Election Day

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    Election Day

    Please see Ballot Drop Locations
  • 24
    Apr 2019
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission Meeting - April 24, 2019

    Posted by: Community Development

    Chelan County Administrative Building
  • 24
    Apr 2019
    08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    4-H Demonstration Day

    Posted by: Chelan County Expo Center

    This year there are two dates from which to choose a time to do your demonstration. They are July 16 and August 4. Demonstrations will be scheduled between 6 pm and 9 pm each day. They will be held at the Chelan County Fairgrounds.

    Chelan County Expo Center
  • 26
    Apr 2019
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Public Meeting: Public Canvassing Board Meetings

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office
  • 27
    Apr 2019
    10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Two Rivers Medieval Faire

    Posted by: Chelan County Expo Center

    Go back in time to the Ireland of 1363 at the Two Rivers Medieval Faire. Watch Jousting, meet Knights & Ladies, talk to Ogres & Fairies, shop the Medieval Market, try your hand at Archery and enjoy Musicians, Dancers & Storytellers. Don't forget the Pirates! Family fun for all ages! New location and new name, formerly the Wenatchee Valley Renaissance Faire.

    Chelan County Expo Center