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, in accordance with our Core Values. 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.

***PUBLIC NOTICE***

Notice is hereby given that the Franklin County Open Space Current Use Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 at 9:00 AM at the Franklin County Courthouse, 1016 N. 4th Ave, Commissioners Meeting Room, Pasco, Washington. The Open Space Current Use Advisory Committee represents the active farming community within Franklin County and serves in an advisory capacity to the Assessor in implementing assessment guidelines as established by the Washington State Department of Revenue for the assessment of Open Space, Farms and Agricultural Lands. The meeting is open to the public. For further information contact the Franklin County Assessor’s Office at 509-545-3506 or assessor@franklincountywa.us.  Brian Moneymaker, Agricultural Appraiser, Franklin County Assessor.


CORE VALUES

 

FAIR – Ethics of absolute fairness, honesty, and integrity, guide everything we do. Our actions match our words. We balance the expectations, and earn the trust of our community, its residents and fellow employees.

 

CARING – We ensure that every human interaction is caring, courteous, and respectful. We expect our employees’ decisions and interactions be carried out in a way that allows all involved to maintain dignity. We speak candidly and listen openly. We value and respect diversity of background, thought, and style. We know they are an advantage to our office and community.

 

HUMAN – We are positive, energetic, and committed to achieving our objectives and living our values. We celebrate our successes and learn from our failures. We keep our egos in check and maintain a sense of humor. We believe in the power of talented, committed individuals – working as a T.E.A.M – to make an extraordinary difference.

 

DYNAMIC – We are never satisfied with the status quo and know that we must continually reinvent our team and ourselves. We break down silos and bureaucracies in order to serve our community and residents efficiently. We continuously drive operational excellence to innovate our processes and services.

 

DRIVEN – We are committed to excellence and the achievement of superior long-term service to our community and residents. We set high, measurable goals and hold ourselves accountable to achieve them. We benchmark from our community and residents’ viewpoints, while yet adhering to all applicable laws. We look both within and outside our industry to learn.

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. Tax statements will be mailed by the Treasurer's Office in early 2023.

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, 2022, and is based upon 2021 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 2021 economic conditions. If you want more information, please contact us.