In accordance with state law RCW 84.41.030, Spokane County Assessor’s office appraisers inspect one-sixth of all county parcels each year. For home owners, this means properties must have at least one visual assessment every six years to comply with state law.
The process is strictly to ensure records are up-to-date with home improvements, construction and market trends. The inspections are fairly simple and includes taking new photos, which examine exterior areas only, typically made from the street.
The volume of parcels to be inspected each year makes it prohibitive to provide property owners advance notice of the day and time of inspections. State law, RCW 84.40.025, provides all county assessing officers the right to examine individual parcels at reasonable times. These inspections will occur Monday through Friday during normal business hours. All vehicles will be marked with County placards. Appraisers will be wearing County safety vests, a County identification badge, and have business cards.
If a home is not visible from the street and has a gated driveway, a flyer will be left on or near the gate that will have contact information so coordination can occur to update property records.
Information about individual parcels is available on Spokane County’s web site:
This site also contains a link under “Appraiser” that lists each property owner’s appraiser number, and by clicking this link individuals can email their appraiser directly.
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