Administration

Michael 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 174,500 parcels covering 6,541 square miles with the majority of those parcels located in the Reno/Sparks metropolitan area.  Washoe County has an assessed value of $13.3 billion for FY 2015/2016, down from a high several years ago of $17.1 billion, and property is assessed at 35% of its taxable value. 

 

 

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 forth 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 Cori Burke Chief Deputy Assessor (775) 328-2203
Appraisal Rigo Lopez Chief Appraiser (775) 328-2234
Assessment Services Lora Zimmer Assessment Services Coordinator (775) 328-2223
Mapping-GIS Keirsten Beck Mapping Supervisor (775) 328-2231
Personal Property Mark Stafford Senior Appraiser (775) 328-2213
Public Service Lora Zimmer Assessment Services Coordinator (775) 328-2223
Real Estate/Records Lora Zimmer Assessment Services Coordinator (775) 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 174,500 parcels that are reappraised annually.
  • The Personal Property roll includes approximately 32,000 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.