Title 08 Taxation and Revenue
Chapter 08.15 Multiple-family Housing Property Tax Exemption
The assessed value of new housing construction, conversion and rehabilitation improvements qualifying under this chapter will be exempt from ad valorem property taxation as follows:
For purposes for which applications for certificates of tax exemption eligibility are submitted under this chapter the value is exempt for:
eight successive years beginning January 1st of the year immediately following the calendar year of the recording of the Final certificate with Spokane County Assessor; or
twelve successive years beginning January 1st of the year immediately following the calendar year of the recording of the Final certificate with Spokane County Assessor.
For the property to qualify for the twelve-year exemption, the applicant must commit to renting or selling at least twenty percent of the multi-family housing units as affordable housing units to low and moderate-income households.
In the case of projects intended exclusively for owner occupancy, the requirement for a minimum of twenty percent of the units to be affordable under this subsection may be satisfied solely through housing affordable to moderate-income households.
The exemption does not apply to the value of land or non-housing related improvements not qualifying under this chapter, nor does the exemption apply to increases in assessed valuation of land and non-qualifying improvements, or to increases made by lawful order of the Spokane County board of equalization, the Washington State department of revenue, state board of tax appeals, or Spokane County, to a class of property throughout the county or a specific area of the county to achieve uniformity of assessment or appraisal as required by law. In the case of rehabilitation of existing buildings, the exemption does not include the value of improvements constructed prior to submission of the completed application required under this chapter.
Date Passed: Monday, August 21, 2017
Effective Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
ORD C35524 Section 7