King County Assessor Lloyd Hara to host Town Hall Meeting in Shoreline, WA on August 12th
KING COUNTY – King County Assessor Lloyd Hara from the Department of Assessments and representatives from the King County Board of Equalizationwill host a town hall meeting in Shoreline on Tuesday, August 12thfrom 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. This public town hall will be an opportunity for the residents to learn more about their property assessments and values, senior and disabled exemptions, online services and the appeals process.
Property values in West Shoreline for 2014 increased 15.6%, West Central Shoreline increased 16.2%, East Shoreline increased 16.2%, and Lake Forest Park/West Kenmore increased 20.5%. Annually, the King County Assessor’s Office values over 700,000 parcels and physically inspects 1/6th of the County.
The King County Board of Equalization (BOE)will be present to provide information on property valuation appeals: The BOE is independent from the Assessor’s Office and is comprised of seven citizen members appointed by the King County Executive and confirmed by the King County Council. King County property owners have 60 days from the postmark date on their valuation notice to file an appeal.
Tuesday, August 12th
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Shoreline City Hall – 17500 Midvale Ave. N – Shoreline, WA 98133
“Property values for King County have continued to show signs of strengthening as we emerge from the Great Recession,” said King County Assessor Lloyd Hara. “Of the 86 residential areas in King County designated by the Assessor’s Office, we saw a residential valuation decrease only in 10 areas for the 2013 assessment year, we expect this trend to continue as we complete our 2014 valuations.”