The Grays Harbor County Assessor’s Office has mailed out change-of-value notices to properties in Grays Harbor on Friday October 9th. A letter from County Assessor Dan Lindgren said that in most cases, values have been increased due to a recent spike in real estate interest and higher demand which has caused higher sale prices of real estate in Grays Harbor.

These new assessed values will affect your property taxes payable in 2021. If you do not receive a change of value notice, your assessed value most likely did not change this year. If you receive a Notice of value card and have questions, feel free to call the Assessor’s office at 360-249-4121. We’re happy to answer any questions that you have.

Appraisers are now working in the Elma, Oakville and McCleary areas where they will be physically inspecting all homes and properties. The appraisers will all have identification and their vehicles will be clearly marked with the Grays Harbor County logos on the vehicle doors. These inspections usually just take a few minutes and consist of a walk around and new photo of each property with the occasional re-measure of homes that appear changed from our last inspection 6 years ago.

The Assessor’s Office recommends that you always ask for identification if you have any concerns or are not sure who is on your property. The Assessor’s Office staff will always have a county-issued identification. All social distancing guidelines will be followed during our onsite inspections.