Welcome to the Benton County Assessor’s Home Page
Benton County Assessor
As your Benton County Assessor, I hope you find the information on our web site most helpful. The goal of this web site is to help you find the information you need and to keep our “search for property” information open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our mission is to administer a property assessment system, which meets constitutional and statutory requirements, in an efficient and professional manner, while striving to provide courteous and excellent service to our customers The Benton County Assessor’s Office is responsible for determining the value of all taxable real and personal property in the County, set on a foundation that those determinations are fair and understandable. This is done in accordance with Washington State law, which requires that all properties are assessed at 100% of fair market value. In addition, the Assessor’s Office manages accessible property information, provides timely and accurate assessments for tax purposes, and maintains a detailed parcel map of all parcels within the County.
Role of the Assessor’s Office
Appraise and add all real and personal property new construction valuations to the tax base. Preserve and provide accurate property ownership, parcel database and cadastral mapping for all property.
Assessor’s Database Management
Retain accurate property ownership/taxpayer, parcel inventory data, taxing district boundary definitions, land use definition, assessed valuation data, and mapping for all properties and accounts.
New Construction Valuation
Inspects and determines value of new construction.
Personal Property Valuation
Businesses must report their equipment and asset listings annually. These are valued at 100% assessed value to market value.
Provide information, education, and assistance to public inquiries by phone and at our physical office. Daily updates of record changes assist our website to be current for our website users.
Real Property Revaluation
Physically inspect and statistically revalues real property parcels on an annual basis, to maintain a 100% assessed value to market value relationship.
Tax Roll Processing
Process assessment roll to certification as a Property Tax receivable collection roll for the Treasurer’s billing, collection and distribution. Report and audit verification are required by statute, and accurate calculations and distributions must be provided.
Answers to valuation and procedures before a distinct and separate administrative appeals mechanism.
Who to contact within the office for the department you need.
Frequently asked questions about the Assessor's Office.
Various forms for applications such as tax relief programs.
- Office of the Assessor
Duties and responsibilities assessed values for property tax purposes.
- Personal Property
Which types of personal property are taxable and required to report?
- Real Property
There are various real property categories found in Benton County
- Tax Booklet
Annual levy rate information and distribution.
- Tax Relief
Various programs for relieving or reducing property tax obligations.
- Valuation Appeal Forms
Information about how and when to appeal your valuation.