Welcome to the Pend Oreille County Assessor’s Office

James W. McCroskey


Our office is located on the top floor of the
Old County Courthouse at:

625 W 4th St., PO Box 5010
Newport, WA 99156

Open Monday – Friday
8:00am – 12:30pm
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Closed for lunch from
12:30pm – 1:30pm

~ Office Staff ~

Nathan Longly

Appraiser II Lead

Sonya Gamalielson

Programs Administrator (Agricultural & Timber Programs) - Appraiser

Dara Thomas

Administrative Assistant - Senior Citizen/Disabled Persons Exemption Program Administrator

2019 Office Holiday Closures

New Year’s Day – January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 21
President’s Day – February 18
Memorial Day – May 27
Independence Day – July 4
Labor Day – September 2
Veteran’s Day – November 11
Thanksgiving Day – November 28 & 29
Christmas Eve – December 24
Christmas Day – December 25

The primary duty of the assessor’s office is to identify and determine the value of all the taxable real and personal property, for the purpose of equitable distribution of tax liabilities of each property owner within their tax district.

The Assessor is required by law to value property at 100% of market value and to assure that all values are equitable, fair and uniform to all property owners in Pend Oreille County.  Properties in Pend Oreille County are revalued every year with a physical inspection every 4 years.


 In 2017, the Washington State Legislature passed Engrossed House Bill 2242 (EHB 2242) to provide additional state funding to local schools. Passage of this legislation affects your property tax bills for 2018 and beyond.

 For 2018, EHB 2242 created a new state school levy. The new levy adds approximately $1.00 per $1,000 value to your tax bill in addition to the current levy.

 The exact amounts of the combined state levies vary for each county based on calculations made by the State Department of Revenue. Pend Oreille County’s new combined levy for 2018 is $2.9478009467 per $1,000 value. Qualifying seniors are exempt from the new levy.

 For 2019, EHB 2242 imposes limitations on local school levies. This change affects both existing and new local levies. Depending on how much your local school levy is currently, the local levy may increase or decrease your property tax obligations.

 Further information on the property tax impacts of school funding may be found online from the Department of Revenue (https://dor.wa.gov/FundingEd) or the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (www.k12.wa.us).

Pend Oreille County
James McCroskey, Assessor


* 2018 Personal Property value notices were mailed out 6-01-2018.

* 2018 Real Property value notices were mailed out 7-06-18

(If you wish to appeal your value, a petition form MUST be filed with the Board of Equalization within 30 days after the date the notices were mailed.)

Property Taxes!!

Do you have questions regarding your property taxes?

How much is due?    When are they due?

Do you need another tax statement?   How do I pay online?

These are all questions for the Treasurer’s Office

Give them a call at 509-447-3612.

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