There are many aspects of the Assessor's Office that can be a mystery to the general public and we would like to help change this. We will be embarking on an educational outreach project where we will create informational videos that help explain what it is that we do. *
Washington operates on a budget based system of taxes, not a rate based system. In this tutorial, we will help define this taxing system and show examples of how it operates.
Video: WA State Property Tax Basics (time 5:06)
The Washington State School Levy is the topic of this educational series. The 2017 Legislature passed Engrossed House Bill 2242 to increase funding for Washington public schools. These tutorials were created to help explain how a statewide levy is assessed equally (State School Levy Tutorial: Understanding Ratios) and the impact of EHB2242 to Kitsap County Taxpayers (Funding Basic Education: Engrossed House Bill (EHB) 2242)
Video: State School Levy Tutorial: Understanding Ratios (time 6:10)
Video: Funding Basic Education: EHB 2242 (time 6:31)
PDF Documents by School District - showing examples of EHB2242 impact
Bainbridge Island School District
Bremerton School District
Central Kitsap School District
North Kitsap School District
South Kitsap School District
Do you know the difference between Market Value and Assessed Value? Our tutorial was created to help our taxpayers understand why the two terms are different and how they affect your property.
Video: Market Value vs. Assessed Value (time 4:35)
The Senior Citizen & Disabled Persons Exemption program is the topic of this educational series. As a result of legislation (Senate Bill 5186) passed in 2015, the income threshold for this program will be increasing to $40,000 beginning in 2016, which could result in a significant increase of applications submitted. We would like to take this opportunity to help educate the public about this exemption program.
Video: Program Highlights (time 4:01)
Video: Income Calculation - Series 1 (time 4:47)
Video: Interview with Assessor's Office (time 12:23)
*Please be aware that when you select a video listed on this page to watch, the link will take you to an external website that Kitsap County do not own, operate or control. We are not responsible for the availability, non-County content or privacy practices of external websites. We do not in any way endorse any advertising or other material or links that may be found on the webpage on which the County's videos play. We encourage you to be aware of when you are leaving our website and to review the use and privacy policies of external websites and webpages.