Assessor working on divided parcels problem
An administrative change by the Klickitat County Assessor’s Office during 2014 has angered and confused some landowners, and the current administration is in the process of turning the situation around.
The change was an administrative reassignment of parcel numbers for people claiming senior or disability exemptions on property taxes. The change was done in an attempt to clean up the process for handling the exemptions, but it had unintended consequences, according to current assessor Crista Schroder.
One of those angered by the change is Connie Atha, who lives east of Goldendale. Atha paid the full year’s taxes on 25 acres on April 8, 2014. After making the payment, Atha applied for...