How are property taxes determined?

Asotin County is divided into several different "taxing districts" and each district has its own property tax rates. Each taxing district is unique due to the differing components that comprise property taxes, such as school levies, fire protection districts, county roads, emergency medical services (EMS), etc. Depending on their taxing district, property owners in Asotin County currently pay from $10.20 to $13.81 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

Your tax is determined by multiplying the tax rate for your district by the total assessed value of your property per $1,000. In other words, if your total tax rate is $12.40 per $1,000, and your home is assessed at $130,000, the tax rate is multiplied times 130 to determine the total tax ($12.40 × 130 = $1,612).

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1. What does the Assessor do?
2. How are property taxes determined?
3. What types of property are taxed?
4. How is personal property assessed?
5. Can I appeal an assessed value?
6. What exemptions are available for homeowners?
7. How are my tax dollars being used?
8. How often are properties revalued?
9. What is the Current Use Program?
10. What are my rights and responsibilities?