Here’s what to expect on your November ballot

September 30, 2015

NEW — 3:26 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015

Former Newcastle Planning Commissioner Rob Lemmon’s voters’ pamphlet statement begins with a declaration.

“I’m Rob Lemmon, and I was a candidate.”

“Was” is the operative word there, as Lemmon withdrew from the Newcastle City Council Position No. 3 race shortly after he filed. Due to what he called a “logistics” issue, King County Elections did not receive his withdrawal paperwork in time, so his name will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot.

But make no mistake, he is not a candidate for the Newcastle City Council, Lemmon said. Read more

Property valuations have been mailed

July 1, 2010

NEW — 4:10 p.m., July 1, 2010

King County has mailed property valuation notices informing residents of their property values as of Jan. 1, 2010. This value will be used to calculate taxes for 2011.

Click here for more information about how property taxes are set.

The reverse side of the valuation notice contains information about tax relief for seniors and people with disabilities, tax deferral, homeowner improvement tax relief, destroyed property prorated reductions, open space programs and valuation appeals.

The deadline to appeal your property’s valuation was today.

Call or e-mail the Department of Assessments at 206-296-7300, toll free at 800-325-6165, ext. 6-7300, or e-mail at for more information about valuations.