WHAT IS UP with the property value notices that just came out?!?! Is this happening to you too? Ours went up 20% from last year, which nearly made me spill my wine coffee. I've heard lots of other residents squawking in disbelief also. One Kirkland friend said her assessment is 100% higher than last year (with no changes or improvements to land/dwelling). The real estate market is picking back up, but not THAT fast.
I haven't called their office yet, but it sounds like to appeal your evaluation you need to act quickly. July 1, 2014 or 60 days from the mailing date on the postcard....clearly the latter in my case. You can also contact the King County Assessor at 206-296-7300 firstname.lastname@example.org or the King Co Board of Equalization 206-696-3496. Please share your story in the comments if you have experienced a tax-induced heart attack or been through the appeals process.