- Frequently Asked Questions
- What Is The Taxable Value Of Your Property?
- Why Did I Receive A Value Notice?
- Why Didn't I Receive A Value Notice
- Is This a Tax Bill?
- Why Did My Values Change?
- What If I Do Not Agree With The Appraisal?
- What Should I Do With The Notice?
- How Can I Get Specific Data On Both My Home And Real Commercial Parcels?
- What Is The Partial Abatement?
- Why did my tax bill increase when my assessed value decreased or did not change?
- Who Is Eligible For The 3% Tax Cap?
- What Is Capped Under The Partial Abatement Statutes?
- What Does Primary Residence Mean?
- How Does The Tax Cap Affect My Exemption?
- Why Did My Bill Go Up By More Than The Prescribed Cap From Last Year's Bill?
- Will My Tax Bill Increase By The Amount Of The Corresponding Cap?
- What If I Rent Out A Room In My Primary Residence?
- What If I Rent Out My Guesthouse Or Casita?
- Is The Land My Manufactured Home Sits On Eligible For The 3% Cap On Taxes?
- If my home is under construction and I am living on the land in a mobile home, can the property qualify as my primary residence (3% "Tax Cap")
- How Do I Qualify For A 3% Tax Cap For Rental Property?
- What If I Run A Business In My Primary Residence? Does My Property Still Qualify For The 3% Tax Cap
- What If My Primary Residence Is On The Same Parcel As My Business?
- What If I Sell My Home Or Purchase A New Home?
- I Received The 3% Tax Cap, Why Did My Assessed Value Go Up By More Than 3%?
- Can I Apply For Or Change My Cap Over The Phone?
- Do I Have To Give You This Information?
- Do All Owners Of A Given Property Have To Sign The Letter?
- I Have Multiple Properties Owned By A Trust That A Trust Beneficiary Live In. Will The 3% Tax Cap Apply To These Properties?
- Is My Tax Rate Capped?
- Is My Taxable Value Capped?
- I Rented My House On July 1st For More Than HUD Median Market Rents, But Now In November Of The Same Year, It Is My Primary Residence. Can I Receive The 3% Cap For The Remainder Of The Fiscal Year?
- I Own A Motel That Rents Weekly For Less Than HUD Median Market Rent For The Month. Do I Qualify For The 3% Cap?
- I Own Many Homes, But Only One Home In Nevada. Do I Qualify For The 3% Cap?
- I Own Many Homes Throughout Nevada, Each Of Which Is Used Only By Me. Can They All Qualify For The 3% Cap?
- You Denied My Request For The 3% (Or Higher) Tax Cap, How Do I Appeal Your Decision?
- I disagree with the decision on my appeal. What is my next step?
- I received tax cap forms for my rental properties, but I didn't receive one for my primary residence. Should I have received one?
- How Do I Apply For Tax Exemption For Non-Profit Or Religious Organizations, Low-Income Housing And Charter Schools?
- Does The State Of Nevada Offer Any Types Of Tax Assistance Or Exemptions To Individual Taxpayers?
- When Should I Apply For An Exemption?
- Who Is Eligible For A Surviving Spouse And How Do I Make Application?
- Who Is Considered To Be Qualified For The "Blind" Exemption?
- What Are The Requirements For A "Veteran's" Exemption
- What Qualifies A Veteran For The "Disabled Veteran" Exemption?
- Where Is The Business Personal Property Page?
- What Is Personal Property Tax?
- What Do I Report?
- Do I Report Depreciation?
- Do I Include Sales Tax?
- How Is My Personal Property Valued?
- How Much Is The Tax?
- What Is The Difference Between Sales Tax And Personal Property Tax?
- Who Has To Report?
- When Do I Report?
- What If My Office Is In My Home?
- What If I Have Used Equipment?
- What If I Use Someone Else's Equipment?
- What If An Item Has No Acquisition Cost? (Home Built, Donated, Borrowed, Etc.)
- Which Building Improvements Do I Report?
- What If I Have No Personal Property?
- What Happens If I Do Not File A Declaration?
- When Do I Pay?
- What If I Disagree With My Assessment?
- Do I Need To Notify The Assessor's Office If I Change My Address Or If I'm No Longer In Business?
- What Is The Function Of The Assessor`s Office?
- Who Sets The Tax Rate?
- How Are Taxes Collected?
- What Causes Your Taxes To Change?
- How Often Can Your Assessed Value Change?
- What If Something Happens To Your Property?
- What If You Disagree With Your Assessed Value?
- What should I do if my mailing address has changed?
- Can I call someone at the Assessor's Office to come out and survey my property or help me locate my property corners?
- Can someone at the Assessor's Office tell me what my property rights are?
- I don't know if my property has an access easement. Can someone at the Assessor's Office help me find out?
- My neighbor keeps driving across my property without my permission. Can someone at the Assessor's Office help me prove to him that he has no right to do this?
- My neighbor built his fence on my property and now he won't move it. Can you write him a letter telling him he has to move the fence?
- I need to get a copy of a plot plan for my property. Does your office have this information?
- I need to find out what the setback requirements are on my property.
- I need to get an elevation certificate for my property.
- Can you tell me if my property is within a FEMA floodplain?
- I Rent My Property Occasionally for about 400 Per Day for a week or so. Does it qualify as Primary Residence since I only made 3300 last year?
- Online Data
- Tax Cap/Abatement
- Exemption Selection Card
- File Online
- Business Personal Property
- Mobile and Manufactured Homes
- Real Property
- Important Dates
- Taxpayer's Bill of Rights
- Contact Us
- Mailing Address Change Form
- Homestead Information
Chris Sarman is the Assessor of Washoe County, home of the beautiful Lake Tahoe and the friendly, vibrant communities of Reno and Sparks. His jurisdiction includes roughly 189,000 parcels covering 6,541 square miles with the majority of those parcels located in the Reno/Sparks metropolitan area.
|Assessor Mission Statement|
|The mission of the Washoe County Assessor's Office is to efficiently produce and maintain fair and equitable values that are built upon accurate property records by an impartial, transparent, and courteous staff.|
|To be the most technologically advanced, transparent, and user-friendly Assessor's Office in the United States.|
|GENERAL INFORMATION||(775) 328-2200|
|REAL PROPERTY INFORMATION||(775) 328-2277|
|REAL PROPERTY APPRAISAL||(775) 328-2233|
|MOBILE HOMES||(775) 328-2213|
|BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY||(775) 328-2213|
|Administration||Rigo Lopez||Chief Deputy Assessor||(775) 328-2203|
|Appraisal||Steve Clement||Chief Appraiser||(775) 328-2234|
|Assessment Services||Lora Zimmer||Assessment Services Coordinator||(775) 328-2223|
|Mapping-GIS||Keirsten Beck||Mapping Supervisor||(775) 328-2231|
|Personal Property||Tony Lopez||Personal Property Coordinator||(775) 328-2219|
|Public Service||Lora Zimmer||Assessment Services Coordinator||(775) 328-2223|
|Real Estate/Records||Lora Zimmer||Assessment Services Coordinator||(775) 328-2223|
Functions of the Department
Functions of the Washoe County Assessor include the following:
- Discover, list and value all property, both real & personal, subject to taxation within Washoe County.
- The Real Property roll includes approximately 187,000 parcels that are reappraised annually.
- The Personal Property roll includes approximately 30,000 commercial, mobile home and aircraft accounts.
- Develop and maintain parcel maps reflecting all parcels and subdivisions in Washoe County for assessment purposes only.
- Create and maintain files for all property for assessment purposes in both digital format (computer) and hard copy.
- Sign up all qualifying Washoe County citizens for veterans and widows or other applicable exemptions on real property and personal property.