King County Assessor Lloyd Hara to host Town Hall Meeting in Shoreline August 12th

Friday, August 1, 2014

King County Assessor
Lloyd Hara
King County Assessor Lloyd Hara from the Department of Assessments and representatives from the King County Board of Equalization will host a town hall meeting in Shoreline on Tuesday, August 12 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

This public town hall will be an opportunity for the residents of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, and Kenmore 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.

Property taxes fund state and county services, including roads, transit, schools, libraries, and hospitals.

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.”

For more information, visit the King County Assessor’s website or contact Phillip Sit, 206/263-2261.


Tom Jamieson,  August 2, 2014 at 10:49 AM  

What is the point of holding this town hall meeting after the Shoreline deadlines for appealing the 2014 assessment have passed?

According to the Shoreline Area News on June 19, 2014:

"On May 15th, King County Assessor Lloyd Hara’s office mailed the 2014 property valuations to all residential property owners in Area 1 – West Shoreline…On June 12th, King County Assessor Lloyd Hara’s office mailed the 2014 property valuations to all residential property owners in Area 2 Central Shoreline and Area 3 East Shoreline…King County allows 60 days from the valuation’s postmark date to file an appeal with the King County Board of Equalizations."

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