View of the Reno Sparks night skyline from Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
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Administration
Washoe County Assessor

Michael E. Clark 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 171,400 parcels covering 6,600 square miles with the majority of those parcels located in the Reno/Sparks metropolitan area.  Washoe County has an assessed value of $11.3 billion for FY 2013/2014, down from a high several years ago of $17.1 billion, and property is assessed at 35% of its taxable value.  Michael was elected to the office of County Assessor in 2014.

The office goals for next year include:

  • Convert all hand drawn sketches to a digital format.
  • Increase utilization of Pictometry oblique photography.
  • Create a searchable web page for the unsecured roll.

 

Assessor Mission Statement
The mission of the Washoe County Assessor’s Office is to provide excellent public service through complete, accurate, and timely assessments of all property subject to taxation.
Vision Statement
To be the most technologically advanced, transparent, and user-friendly Assessor's Office in the United States.
Core Values
  • To be a model governmental agency that strives for excellence in carrying out the assessment functions set fourth in Nevada law.
  • Provide efficient and accurate assessments through experienced and educated staff.
  • Provide excellent customer service to both our internal and external customers.
PHONE NUMBERS
GENERAL INFORMATION (775) 328-2200
REAL PROPERTY INFORMATION (775) 328-2277
EXEMPTIONS (775) 328-2277
REAL PROPERTY APPRAISAL (775) 328-2233
MOBILE HOMES (775) 328-2213
AIRCRAFT (775) 328-2213
BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY (775) 328-2213
MAPPING (775) 328-2231
DEPARTMENT STRUCTURE
PROGRAM PROGRAM MANAGER PHONE
Administration Joshua Wilson Chief Deputy Assessor 328-2203
Appraisal Ron Sauer Chief Appraiser 328-2263
Data Management Ivy Diezel Support Analyst 328-2273
Mapping-GIS Carol Buonanoma Mapping Supervisor 328-2231
Personal Property Mark Stafford Senior Appraiser 328-2213
Public Service Lora Zimmer Principal Account Clerk 328-2223
Real Estate/Records Lora Zimmer Principal Account Clerk 328-2223

Functions of the Department

Functions of 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 171,400 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 exemptions on real property and personal property.