Assessing Department

Randall L. Hughes, ACAA III

City & Borough Assessor

 

The Assessing department is responsible for assessing the value of all properties within the City and Borough of Sitka boundaries; and administers all State and Borough exemptions as set forth in State Statutes and Borough Code. The department also maintains property records information, which includes ownership, address, assessed value, and legal property descriptions.

Assessing has two primary missions:

  1. Administer a property assessment that is fair, uniform, and equitable by employing the following seven procedures:
    1. Locate and identify all taxable property within the Sitka Borough
    2. Inventory the quantity, quality and important characteristics of all taxable property
    3. Accurately estimate the market value of each taxable property
    4. Calculate the taxable value(s) for each property
    5. Timely notify the owner(s) of the assessed value
    6. Respond to inquiries regarding methods and values; governing laws and regulations
    7. Prepare and certify the official assessment roll of the entire borough
  1. Provide up-to-date information about assessment and related property matters, a service grown in importance to the community over the years.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q.'s Brochure

 

Forms and Downloads:

 

Links of Interest:

Alaska State Assessor's Office

http://commerce.alaska.gov/dnn/dcra/OfficeoftheStateAssessor.aspx

Alaska State Land Records

http://dnr.alaska.gov/Landrecords/

Alaska State Recorder's Office

http://dnr.alaska.gov/ssd/recoff/searchRO.cfm

Sitka GIS Page

http://www.mainstreetmaps.com/AK/Sitka/

 

Contact Us:

Randall L. Hughes - Assessor

(907) 747-1820
rhughes@cityofsitka.com

Ruth Joens - Administrative Assistant

(907) 747-1822
ruth@cityofsitka.com

 

Physical/Mailing Address

Assessing Office

100 Lincoln St, Room 106

Sitka, AK 99835