OLYMPIA – The deadline for Thurston County residents to pay their 2021 second half property taxes is October 31. Since the deadline is a Sunday this year, the law allows the payment to be made the next business day, which is Monday, November 1, 2021, without late fees.
Taxpayers have four options for paying their property taxes:
- Online: Residents can pay online at: www.thurstoncountywa.gov/treasurer. There is no additional charge for the electronic check payment option, but there is a 2.35% transaction fee for a major credit card payment, and a flat fee of $3.95 for a VISA debit card payment.
- Drop Off: Payments can be dropped in the secure courthouse parking lot drop box – located at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia. Do not put cash in the drop box.
- Mail: Check or money order payments can be mailed to the Thurston County Treasurer, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502. Payments made by mail must be postmarked by Monday, November 1, 2021.
Payments can be made in person at the Treasurer’s Office with COVID social
distancing protocols in place. Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday
through Friday. If paying by credit card there is a 2.35% transaction fee and a
flat fee of $3.95 for a VISA debit card payment.
As required by Washington State law, penalties and interest will be charged for those who do not make their payment on time.
Treasurer staff are available to answer your questions by phone or email during our business hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Call us at 360-786-5550 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Property owners can sign up for paperless property tax bills, so they receive future property tax bills electronically, saving paper and postage. For those who create an account, it comes with the option to schedule your tax payment in advance of the due date, and email payment reminders will be sent ahead of the due date. To learn more or sign up for this service, please visit our website at: www.thurstoncountywa.gov/treasurer.