The Thurston County Assessor, Steven J. Drew, is responsible for identifying, locating, and fairly valuing all real or personal property within the county for tax purposes. The "market" value of real property is based on the current real estate market. Finding the "market" value of your property means discovering the price most people would pay for your property in its current condition. Determining a fair and equitable value is the primary role of this office in the taxing process.