Since 1990 Kathleen Howell has been serving as Cache County Assessor and during that time the office has grown to 18 employees with 10 appraisers and 46,000 parcels of property to evaluate.
As if that were not enough, in 1993 Howell took on the responsibilities of the State’s Division of Motor Vehicle office. On KVNU’s Crosstalk program Friday, she said there was talk at the time about taxpayers paying their taxes in her office but then having to go elsewhere, perhaps to Ogden, for their registration.
“I felt like we were large enough that we needed to keep an office and a presence here in Cache County,” Howell said. “So we contracted to take that over. When I contracted we had eight employees in that office. We have since cut back to six.”
She said in addition to registering your vehicle, boat or perhaps a trailer the Assessor’s office is the place to sign up for greenbelt classification for property tax purposes and also to speak to an appraiser about the valuation of your own property.