Destroyed or Damaged Property
If your property is damaged or destroyed, you may be eligible for a reduction in your assessed value. Destroyed Property Claim forms are available in the Assessor's Office or from the Department of Revenue on the link above.
Agricultural, Open Space, & Forestlands
If you have agricultural, open space or forestlands, you may apply to classify your land under the Current Use / Open Space program (RCW 84.34), or the Designated Forestland program, (RCW 84.33). A current use assessment generally means a reduced assessed value for the duration of the classification. There may be penalties and interest charges for removal from the classification. Contact the Assessor's Office for information and application forms. The application must be made by December 31 for classification in the following year. (See Farm & Ag/Forestland/Open Space Taxation)
If you improve your single family residence by remodeling, adding new rooms, decks, patios or other improvements, you may apply for a 3-year exemption from taxes on the value of the physical improvement. Physical improvements do not include normal maintenance items. An application for the exemption must be filed with the Assessor's Office prior to completion of the project.
Senior Citizens & Disabled Persons
If you are a senior citizen or disabled person, you may qualify for property tax relief. To be eligible for the Property Tax Exemption program, you must:
Be age 61 or older on December 3one of filing year (no age requirement for disabled persons).