Below you will find some useful information in regards to Property Taxes.
Property Tax Explanation
Click here for a brief explanation of how taxes are calculated and distributed. Including simple examples of each.
Calendar / Due Dates
Tax statements are mailed out approximately February 15th each year. Current year first half property taxes are due by April 30th. Second half property taxes are due by October 31st. If the tax amount is less than $50.00, the entire amount is due April 30th. If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a County observed holiday, then payment will be accepted the next business day.
For billing and other tax questions, contact the Treasurer's Office.
Interest / Penalties / Fees
Delinquent taxes are subject to interest and penalties calculated as follows:
- Interest is charged at the rate of 12% per year computed at 1% per month on the full amount of tax paid.
- Penalty is charged at 3% on the full year amount of tax unpaid on June 1st of the year in which the tax Is due and an additional penalty of 8% on the amount of tax delinquent on December 1st of the year in which the tax is due.
* Stormwater, Flood and Irrigation are not assessed penalty. Aquifer is not assessed interest or penalty.
If our office has mailed the tax statement to the address provided by the taxpayer or the taxpayer's agent (such as a closing attorney) under Washington law, we cannot waive the interest and/or penalty if the payment is late.
Please refer to the Assessor's Office for more information.
The Spokane County Treasurer's Office offers many convenient ways to pay your taxes.
- Pay Online: Taxes can be paid with eCheck or using your credit card. A fee set by the vendor is charged for processing these payments. For more information on how to pay online, or to begin the payment process, click here.
- Telephone: Taxes can be paid by eCheck, debit or credit card using our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. Call our main phone number at 509-477-4713
- Mail: Return original tax stubs and check or money order payable to Spokane County Treasurer, PO Box 199, Spokane, WA 99210.
- In Person: Payments can be made in the Treasurer's Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Friday except holidays. There are drop boxes within the Courthouse that are open the week before each due date.
Note: Partial payments cannot be accepted.
Property tax statements are mailed once per year (generally by mid February) and contain two payment coupons for payments due 4/30 & 10/31. If you have not received a statement by March 31st, please contact the Treasurer's Office or call (509) 477-4713. It's possible we may have an incorrect mailing address, a mortgage company may be paying your taxes, or we may be holding the statement for an adjustment that needs to be made prior to mailing (i.e. senior or disability exemptions). Failure to receive a Property Tax Statement does not exempt the taxpayer from timely payment of the taxes due. If you have not received a Tax Statement by March 31st, please contact us at 509-477-4713 or fill out a Statement Request form to request a copy of your current statement.
If you receive a postcard which states "COURTESY/INFORMATION ONLY" at the top, our records show that you or your agent has instructed us to bill a mortgage company for the taxes on this parcel. If this is incorrect, you need to pay the taxes prior to the due date to avoid delinquent charges. Under Washington Law, it is the taxpayer's responsibility to insure taxes are paid on their property.
Change the Name or Address
If you wish to change the name or mailing address on your statement, please contact our office. You can also change your name/address online or download the request form. Click here for more information. You may only request a taxpayer change through the Treasurer's Office.
Any request for owner name/address change must be done through the Assessor's Office. A legal document such as a deed, real estate contract, divorce decree, death certificate, or a court document must be provided. Please remember to include your parcel number(s) for any of these requests.
Mortgage paid off? New Mortgage Company?
When a taxpayer pays off a mortgage during the tax year, they must contact this office to update their billing information and request a duplicate bill. Click here for more information. You may only request a taxpayer change through the Treasurer's Office.
Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the responsibility for payment, nor constitute cause for cancelation of interest, penalty and/or cost charges if the tax bill becomes delinquent.
Misplaced your statement?
If you have misplaced your statement, a new one can be faxed, emailed or mailed to you. You can also request a statement online or download the request form. For more information, go to the Request Forms section.
If you have further questions, please see our FAQ page with much more information in regards to taxes and assessments.
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