After the recent flooding throughout Lewis County, Assessor Dianne Dorey, would like to remind Lewis County property owners where and how to file destroyed property claim for the purposes of valuation assessments which will affect taxes.
Property owners who have experienced damage to their structures from flooding or other circumstances can obtain a Destroyed Property form from the Assessor’s Office on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse at 351 NW North St, Chehalis, WA; by accessing the Assessor’s Office homepage at www.lewiscountywa.gov and choosing the form under the “Assessor Pages”; or by calling (360)740-1392. Forms can be mailed or hand delivered to the address above or faxed to (360)740-1262.
After the form is submitted to the Assessor’s Office, a Lewis County Appraiser will inspect the property and determine the current value of the property. Dorey states, “Lewis County Appraisers are easily identifiable: they drive a marked county vehicle and wear a green or orange uniform shirt under their orange safety vest. They will be wearing an identification badge and will leave a business card at the property. If you have any questions about someone being on your property representing themselves as a Lewis County Appraiser who does not have proper identification or uniform, please call my office at 360-740-1392”. Dorey adds that inspections are done according to workloads and routes of her Appraisers.
If you need more information, please contact the Lewis County Assessor’s Office at (360) 740-1392.