County Briefs


September 7, 2023

Shawna Whelan/SMCJ

According to a social media post, Central Mason Fire & EMS crews responded to a car fire in the 1800 block of Adams Street in Shelton. The post said crews arrived quickly and were able to extinguish the flames. No injuries were reported.

Sept. 25 is the deadline to challenge property values

The Mason County Assessor's Office states notices of values for property owners were mailed on Aug. 23, and the last day to file an appeal if an owner disagrees with the new value is Sept. 25.

The new values are based on sales of similar properties prior to Jan. 1, 2023. All sales occurring in 2023 will not be used to set assessed values until next year. Sales and statistical data are available at

The state offers a property-tax exemption based on age or disabilit...

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