April 21, 2006
Contact: Maxine Schoales
Phone: (360) 337-4511
Personal Property Filing Deadline
ORCHARD, WA—As required by Washington State law, all business owners
must file their personal property listings with the Kitsap County assessor
by April 30 to avoid penalty. This is an annual requirement of every sole
proprietorship, corporation, association, partnership, trust or estate
operating a business in Kitsap County.
The assessor uses the information reported to update existing accounts or
establish new ones and determine the assessed value of the personal property
applicable to each business. Shortly following receipt, the owner will be
notified by mail of the established value. This value will be the basis for
personal property taxes to be paid in 2007.
All items used to operate a business are considered "personal property,"
including, but not limited to, office furniture and equipment, computers,
software, store equipment and fixtures, manufacturing equipment, signs,
communication equipment, professional libraries, rental videos, farm
machinery and small tools.
If an account has already been established, this reporting can be done
online, accessible through the county website at
The online system is fast and efficient for both taxpayers and the county,
reducing cost and paperwork. As of April 19, 395 businesses have filed
online using the new system. Kitsap is the first county in Washington to
provide this service.
If a listing (to be updated) was not received in January, one can be
obtained from the assessor's website or office. Business owners are
responsible for filing even if a listing was not received. Failure to file
will result in monetary penalty.
For more information, visit http://www.kitsapgov.com/assr/ or call