From Lindsay Trott in the Nisqually Valley News:
“Each year the Thurston County Assessor is required by law to inspect one-sixth of all properties county-wide. This year, properties throughout Yelm and the surrounding areas will be physically inspected.
A public forum is 5:30-6:30 p.m. [Tuesday] July 9, in the training room of the Yelm Public Safety Building, 206 McKenzie St. S.E.
‘I think this forum is a good opportunity to dialogue with the public about the inspection process and about how property taxes are determined,’ said Thurston County Assessor Steven Drew.
Drew said the purpose of the inspections is to assess each propertys value while verifying the condition and quality of the structures.
The assessments involve a walk around and measuring of the structure, documentation and photos to be taken of the outside of the structure.
The entire process should be completed by next spring.”