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UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Spokane County gets iPads, cloud app to streamline property valuations

Assessor Tom Konis said the CAMACloud Mobile Assessor app will spare appraisers the tedious task of driving back to the office to manually upload photos and input notes on thousands …


Spokane Gun Club settles property tax issue with assessor

A property tax dispute between the Spokane County Assessor’s Office and the Spokane Gun Club has been resolved without further legal action, the parties said.


About one-quarter of Spokane County property assessments are wrong

Have Seattle home values finally breached the Cascades and lifted Spokane real estate? No. That sticker shock from the Spokane County Assessor’s Office that arrived in the mail this week …


Spokane Gun Club gets tax reprieve

The Spokane Gun Club, in operation for more than 120 years, will not have to pay $40,000 in back taxes on property they’ve owned in Spokane Valley since the 1940s.


Property values fall for year two

The silver lining in newly released Spokane County property values is that they didn’t decline as much as last year’s. The county’s overall assessed value fell for the second year …


State auditor criticizes Spokane County Assessor’s Office

New construction overlooked, coding errors missed


Assessor office requests traced to ex-employee

Anonymous requests for hundreds of thousands of Spokane County assessor’s records have been traced to a former employee. Appraiser Josh Bungen, who resigned Jan. 5, used untraceable Hotmail email addresses …


Assessor, treasure shuffle deputies after county election

The Spokane County assessor’s and treasurer’s offices have new chief deputies as well as new elected department heads. Treasurer Rob Chase planned to retain Chief Deputy Treasurer Bob Wrigley, but …


70 percent of homes in county lose value

Nearly 70 percent of the houses in Spokane County have declined in value, according to notices that homeowners began receiving Wednesday. Chief Deputy Assessor Kevin Best said he and Assessor …


70 percent of Spokane County houses drop in value

Nearly 70 percent of the houses in Spokane County have declined in value, according to notices that homeowners began receiving Wednesday.


Aerial photos stir up debate

TACOMA – Pierce County has identified more than 3,200 illegal garages and other structures under a controversial program that uses aerial photographs to spot buildings constructed without a permit. Gordon …


City real estate agent files run for Spokane County assessor

A municipal real estate agent and apocalyptic author is the latest candidate hoping to unseat Spokane County Assessor Ralph Baker. Terry L. Cook, 62, registered his Republican candidacy with the …


Short-handed assessor wants help from above

Spokane County residents may want to avoid backyard sunbathing in April. That’s when county Assessor Ralph Baker wants to take a series of high-resolution, low-altitude aerial photographs that promise to …