Change of Value Notices

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  2. Notice
  3. Market Value
  4. Real Estate Market
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2020 Change of Value Notices Mailed on October 1st, 2020

The Assessor mailed the Change of Value Notices for the assessment year 2020 on October 1st. 

By State law, the Assessor is required to value property at 100% market value. The Assessor's Office analyzed real estate transactions that occurred between January 1st, 2019 through April 30th, 2020. Your property value reflects the real estate market as of the January 1, 2020 assessment date.

Below are highlights of the 2020 assessment year:

  • The total assessed value for San Juan County increased more than $200 million over last year, including $109 Million in new construction value. 
  • The on-site inspection cycle included 2,731 properties on the west half of Orcas Island all of Waldron, Crane, and the Wasp Island. 

The Change of Value Notice is not a tax bill. An increase in value does not mean that next year's property taxes will increase at a proportionate rate. The 1% Property Tax Limitation works to protect taxpayers. Tax rates will be available by mid-January 2021.

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, go to the SJC Property Search and enter your Property ID (4 - 5) digits of your Tax Parcel Number (12 digits). You may also request your appraised value from the Assessor's Office by email, Assessor or call 360-378-2172.