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By Kelly Shipp
For the Sentinel 

Assessor’s office dealing with high appeals and notices


On Nov. 3, 1,669 revaluation notices were sent out by the Klickitat County Assessor’s Office. For some property owners, the notice they receive might be their third or fourth notice this year. The number of reevaluation notices coupled with a high number of appeals—well over 500—has raised some questions by citizens and county officials about why this is happening and the effects on the county.

“I feel really bad that some people got two, three, or even four notices,” says County Assessor Darlene Johnson. “I know it is frustrating when you get multiple notices in the mail, and you probably think that we don’t know what we are doing, but the reason they are getting those not...

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