Assessor

Welcome to the Franklin County Assessor's Office

Our goal in the Franklin County Assessor's Office is to provide you with exceptional service in a caring, courteous and respectful manner. The Assessor's website is designed with the goal in mind to serve your needs and answer as many of your questions as we can anticipate.

The Assessor's Office does not establish the dollar amount of taxes required nor do we bill or collect taxes. Taxpayers, State limitations and each district's assessed value determines the tax rate for each district. The County Treasurer bills and collects the required tax.

It is the responsibility of the Assessor's Office to ensure that all property owners are treated fairly and impartially in accordance with our state laws. It is the goal of the Assessor's Office to provide superior service to our community and residents to continually demonstrate fairness, honesty, and integrity in everything we do.


Mission Statement

The Franklin County Assessor's Office and staff have a primary responsibility to maintain the property assessment system in a way that is equitable, fair, and uniform to all citizens of Franklin County and meets all constitutional and statutory requirements.

Our Mission is to perform those duties to the highest ethical standards of fairness, honesty, and integrity, ensuring that every interaction is caring, courteous, respectful, and dignified.

We are committed to excellence and the achievement of superior long-term service to our community and residents.

Sales to Taxes Flow Chart

The Franklin County Assessor's Office is mailing Real Property Change of Value Notices in late July 2022.

During this challenging time, there may be questions regarding how the COVID event may impact the assessed value of your property. RCW 84.40.020 requires property to be valued as of January 1st for taxes payable the following year. The notice being mailed is for the property value as of January 1, 2021, and is based upon 2020 market data. The value notice you receive in the summer of 2022 will be based on the 2021 market data which may or may not indicate an impact from the 2020 economic conditions. If you want more information, please contact us.