FRANKLIN COUNTY ASSESSOR'S DEPARTMENT
Franklin County has issued an emergency declaration from 3/18/2020 to 4/5/2020 due to the COVID-19 virus. We will have a limited number of staff working onsite for critical services and all other staff working off site.
During this challenging time, the Assessor's Office is committed to assisting the public accomplish essential functions in a timely and safe manner. To accomplish this goal, much of the work will need to be completed online, by email or by telephone. Office and or work hours may be further limited. Please refer below for specific information and contacts.
I am requesting you please postpone the renewal of your Senior/Disability Exemption for the property tax on your home. Please delay the filing of your application until after May 1, 2020. Due to the delay this year, the deadline for renewal of the exemption for the 2021 tax year has been extended to June 30, 2020.
Information and specific instructions will be made available on the Assessors website. Email will be the best method of communication. We will respond to all emails and phone calls as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Assessor's Office Phone Number: (509) 545-3506
Assessor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Property Email: email@example.com
Mapping and platting: firstname.lastname@example.org
In person business can be scheduled by appointment by calling 509-545-3506 or by emailing email@example.com . Due to staff limitations and the safety of the public and employees, appointments are necessary in advance so we can make the necessary arraignments. Appointments will be set between 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in coordination with other county offices.
Franklin County Assessor
This site has been prepared to help you better understand the functions of the Assessor's office. The information contained herein will assist you, as a property owner and taxpayer, in understanding assessment procedures, tax collection and distribution of the tax dollar.
The Assessor does not establish the dollar amount of taxes required nor does the Assessor bill or collect taxes. The taxpayers, state limitations and assessed value determines the tax rate for each district. The County Treasurer bills and collects the required tax.
It is my responsibility as your Assessor, together with my staff, to ensure that all property owners are treated fairly and impartially in accordance with our state laws. It is our sincere desire to serve and support you in an effective, responsible and courteous manner.
The County Assessor's office welcomes your inquiries and concerns on how your property is assessed. As your Assessor, I am committed to serve and assist you personally in any matters dealing with this office. Also, I will be available to speak to and/or answer questions for interested groups. Please contact the Assessor's office for more information.
Franklin County Assessor
In an effort to reduce cost and also to provide greater efficiency, we are offering a service for Personal Property accounts that will deliver your Personal Property listing to you by email. These listing come out in January and are the listings that changes are made to and then returned to this office.
To sign up for email notifications:
1. You will need to locate your "eNoticesOnline Authorization Code". This is usually located right above or below your parcel or account number on your latest value notice, bill or statement.
2. Once you have located it, go to eNoticesOnline.com and click on the "Create New Account" button at the top of the page.
3. It is important that you type in your eNoticesOnline Authorization Code on signup.
4. Once you have verified your account, you will receive an email indicating your value notice, bills or statements are available for viewing.