Nature of the Assessor's Program


To administer the assessment and levy of property taxes in Kittitas County.


The listing of all taxable real and personal property within the geographic boundaries of Kittitas County are within the office’s jurisdiction, including property within incorporated cities.

General Activities

  • Appraisal of property
  • Assessment of personal property (primarily business, farm equipment)
  • Administration of exemption programs (senior citizen/disabled persons, farm equipment, and non-profit)
  • Administration of special programs (e.g., open space, agricultural land, timber)
  • Public information
  • Assessment roll maintenance (legal description changes, subdivisions)


  • Persons seeking exemptions or inclusion in a special program
  • Taxpayers whose property is being appraised
  • Representatives of taxing districts
  • Persons seeking public information by phone, mail or in person
  • Persons appealing property tax assessments
  • Employees of this office
  • Other agencies