Metropolitan King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski and King County Assessor Lloyd Hara will host a town hall meeting to discuss property valuations, taxes, services the Department of Assessments provides to assist King County property owners, and will also present information on tax appeals:
Thursday, September 19
This town hall will be an opportunity for the residents to learn more about their property assessments and values, senior and disabled exemptions, new online services, and the appeals process.
“I am honored to co-host this town hall to discuss property taxes with Assessor Hara,” said Councilmember Dembowski. “This will be an excellent opportunity for property owners to learn about exemptions and appeals, and the assistance our office can provide.”
“We are beginning to see a recovery in the housing market in King County,” said King County Assessor Lloyd Hara. “Though property values continue to decline in selected areas, there are also a number of areas where property values are increasing, including in the city of Seattle and the Eastside.”
Property tax levels are mixed in King County for 2013, with property values and property taxes down for many. However, some property owners will see their property values decline while their property taxes increase, and other property owners will see both their property values increase and property taxes increase.
Councilmember Dembowski and Assessor Hara will be joined by representatives from the Board of Equalization and Tax Advisor Office to answer questions from the public.