Assessor

2021 Notice of Value statements mailed 7/30/2021

The NOTICES OF VALUE for assessment year 2021 were mailed on Friday, July 30, 2021. 

NEW FOpostcard2RMAT: Please note, the format of the Notice of Value has changed. Property owners with a single property will be receiving a POSTCARD notice. Owners of multiple properties will receive a LETTER-size document with each property listed separately; this document may include several pages. 

You are encouraged to review your parcel information and to contact our office if you believe any of the property characteristics to be incorrect. Often we are able to resolve issues during the 30 day appeal period, and we urge taxpayers to contact us prior to filing an appeal with the Board of Equalization (BOE). We can be reached at 360-577-3010 or you can visit us at 207 N 4th Avenue on the 2nd floor, Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 5pm. 

Should you decide to file an appeal with the BOE, you must do so by the Appeal Deadline shown on the front of the notice. Information about the appeal process along with the online appeal form can be found on the BOE website www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/1283/Board-of-Equalization or by contacting the BOE Clerk at 360-577-3015 or email at boe@co.cowlitz.wa.us. 

If you want to know what impact this value change will have on your 2022 taxes, please watch the short video below. 

MISSION STATEMENT

The role of the Assessor is to estimate (appraise or assess) the value of all taxable property. It is our mission to serve the citizens of Cowlitz County by achieving accuracy, equity, and fairness in the estimation of value.

It is our responsibility to: 1) Neither underestimate nor overestimate the value of property; 2) See that all properties are assessed in a similar manner; 3) Ensure that each owner’s share of the total property tax is the same as his or her share of the total value of property.

GOALS

  • Based on adherence to professional standards and in accordance with Washington State Law, we are committed to creating a quality product.
  • We will provide courteous, efficient, and outstanding service to all customers.
  • We will provide training and technology that will enable employees to achieve excellence.