The Assessor is required to appraise all properties at 100% of their true and fair market value, according to highest and best use of the property. Fair market value is the amount that a willing and unobligated buyer is willing to pay a willing and unobligated seller. The new value represents market value as of January 1 of this year based on market evidence from sales typically occurring last year. Market or sales comparison approach to value is determined, or estimated, based on multiple sales of similar properties. Most residential property is valued using this method.
If you believe that the new value is substantially incorrect compared to your estimate of market value, please call the Assessor's Office at (360) 679-7303 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Monday - Friday.
You can talk or meet with your appraiser regarding your value, alert us to any changes in your property or let us know about ownership or address changes. If you are unable to reach us, consider protecting your right to an appeal by following the instructions for the Appeal Process listed on the back of your notice. An informational pamphlet describing the property tax system is available free of charge at our office.
Island County Assessor
As your Assessor, one of my functions is to have this office be transparent and accessible to you. This web section will provide you with information and assistance on questions you may have regarding the Assessor’s office. If you have any other questions or concerns that are not addressed here, please contact me.
It is our goal to appraise all property fairly and equitably, to maintain accurate and accessible property records and give prompt and courteous customer service.
State law requires that the Assessor value property at 100% of true and fair market value. The market value is determined by the property owners who are buying and selling real estate in the market place. Finding the market value of your property means discovering the price most people would pay for your property.
The Island County Assessor’s office is required to physically inspect, appraise and revalue all real property once every 6 years with an annual review and update based on sales analysis.
This appraisal cycle is established by the state constitution & state laws, enforced by the State Department of Revenue
We don’t mail or collect your taxes!
The County Treasurer does this, contact them at 360-679-7302
We don’t take your appeal!
The Board of Equalization does this, contact them at 360-679-7379
Please feel free to contact me at anytime.
The Assessor’s staff is always willing to answer your questions!
Mary EngleIsland County Assessor
Mary Engle Island County Assessor
Location:Whidbey Office:Administration BldgNE 7th Street, Room 208Coupeville, WA 98239-5000Camano Office:121 N East Camano Dr.Camano Island, WA 98282
(360) 679-7303Fax: (360) 240-5565Camano:
(360) 629-4522Camano annex: (360) 387-3443S. Whidbey: (360) 321-5111
Mailing Address:PO BOX 5000Coupeville WA 98239-5000
Office Hours:Whidbey:8:00 AM to 4:30 PMMonday through FridayCamano:8:00 AM - Noon, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PMMonday through Friday