OLYMPIA -- Property tax statement and postcard notices will start to arrive in taxpayer mailboxes on February 14th according to Shawn Myers, Thurston County Treasurer. Taxpayers have until April 30th to pay their first half property taxes. Mailed payments must be postmarked by the due date to avoid interest and penalty charges. Payments can be made on the County Treasurer's web site at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/treasurer/ using an electronic check without a fee, by major credit card with a 2.5% transaction fee or a VISA debit card with a $3.95 flat fee. Payments can also be made in person at the Treasurer's Office in Building One or the parking lot drop box at the courthouse-2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, 98502. Office hours are 8a.m. to 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday. -30-
In total, the Treasurer's Office will collect $329 million in property taxes this year; approximately $5-million more than in 2013. The vast majority of those tax proceeds go to the State of Washington, local schools and other local taxing districts.
County Assessor Steven Drew and County Treasurer, Shawn Myers continue to work together in order to provide valuable and accessible information regarding property assessments and taxes. Property taxes are calculated based upon the value established for each property and the taxing district levy rates where each property is located. For more information about 2013 assessed values and 2014 levies please visit http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/assessor/ and follow the links.
In an ongoing effort to save tax dollars the Treasurer has partnered with doxo.com to offer paperless billing. Taxpayers have the opportunity to receive future property tax statements/notices electronically through doxo.com, a third party vendor. doxo.com is a free, green alternative that enables taxpayers to receive and manage many of their billing statements electronically in addition to their property taxes.