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PDFWAC 458-53-105

Review procedures for county studies.

(1) Department to monitor compliance. The department shall review a sales assessment study produced by a county in order to monitor compliance with the rules in this chapter.
(2) Elements to be verified. Elements of the county sales study that may be verified include, but are not limited to:
(a) Property identification;
(b) Land use code classification;
(c) Properties reported on real estate excise tax affidavits that were transferred using a warranty deed or real estate contract;
(d) Sales month identification;
(e) Deletion practices and identification;
(f) Computation procedures, including whether the sales value used was one hundred percent or whether the sales value was reduced by one percent;
(g) Sales and assessment values; and
(h) Revaluation assessment practices.
(3) Findings to be discussed with assessor. Ratio study review findings will be discussed with the individual county assessor and/or the assessor's staff upon completion of the department's review. Any errors in data or procedure discovered shall be corrected for the current and future year's studies.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 84.08.010, 84.08.070 and 84.48.075. WSR 96-05-002, ยง 458-53-105, filed 2/8/96, effective 3/10/96.]
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