Change of Value Notices

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2019 Change of Value Notices Mailed on September 3rd, 2019

The Assessor mailed the Change of Value Notices for assessment year 2019 on September 3rd.

By State law, the Assessor is required to value property at 100% market value. The Assessor's Office analyzed real estate transactions that occurred from January 2018 through April 2019. During this time period, the real estate market continued its steady increase resulting in an overall increase in property values. Your property value reflects the real estate market as of the January 1, 2019 assessment date.

Below are highlights of the 2019 assessment year:

  • The Assessor's Office conducted physical inspections of properties on the east side of Orcas Island, Obstruction Island and the islands off the northeast coast of Orcas Island. This is a total of 3,275 parcels.
  • All new construction in the county was inspected and appraised. The total value of new construction added in San Juan County was approximately $95 Million. 

When a revaluation results in increased property values, tax rates typically go down. This is because the tax levy is now being calculated using a higher tax base. If tax rates go up or stay the same, it means the budgets of the taxing districts (hospitals, libraries, schools, county, parks, etc.) increased more than the market appreciated. The budgets used to calculate the 2020 taxes are due to the Assessor by November 30th. Tax rates will be available by mid-January 2020.

NOTE: If your appraised property value did NOT change from the prior year, you will not receive a Change of Value Notice from the Assessor's Office. To obtain the most recent appraised value, please click here and enter your Property ID (4 - 5) digits or your Tax Parcel Number (12 digits). You may also request your appraised value from the Assessor's Office via e-mail at or call 360-378-2172.