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Assessing Department

Office Hours & Location

 

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)

 

Physical/Mailing Address

City & Borough of Sitka

Assessing Department

100 Lincoln St, Room 108

Sitka, AK 99835

 

Department e-mail address:  assessing@cityofsitka.org

 

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.

 

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Staff

Wendy J. Lawrence, ACAA III - Assessing Director
(907) 747-1820
wendy.lawrence@cityofsitka.org

Ruth Joens - Administrative Assistant
(907) 747-1822
ruth.joens@cityofsitka.org

Josh Joseph - Appraisal Technician