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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Authority: RCW 84.34.145
Mike Hougardy, Assessor, 962-7501, Contact Person
The county legislative authority shall appoint a five-member advisory committee representing the active farming community to advise the assessor in implementing assessment guidelines as established by the department for farm and agricultural land unless the county legislative authority finds insufficient interest by the farming community in the formation of the committee. The advisory committee shall not give advice regarding the valuation or assessment of specific parcels of land. However, it may supply the assessor with advice on typical crops, land quality, and net cash rental assessments to assist in determining appropriate values. The Open Space board meets as deemed necessary by the Assessor.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.