The Thurston County Treasurer’s Office is prepared to mail out property tax notices for county residents Friday, Feb. 10, according to a Thurston County news release.
Payments can be made a variety of ways, including with electronic check on the treasurer’s office website for no additional fee. Credit cards can also be used but have a 2.35% transaction fee, and VISA debit cards carry a flat fee of $3.95. Thurston County receives no money from transaction fees.
Additionally, taxpayers can also pay in person and by mail at the Thurston County Treasurer’s Office located at 3000 Pacific Ave. SE in Olympia, or over the phone by calling 360-786-5550.
The parking lot drop box located outside the treasurer’s office can also be used.
Office hours are 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and payments mailed must be postmarked by the due date for property tax returns in Washington state, April 30. State law dictates late fees will be imposed for late payments.
The total assessed tax from all properties in all Thurston County jurisdictions for 2023 is $568,155,963, according to the release.
Property owners who have not yet opted in can still create an account and sign up to receive property tax bills electronically. For those with accounts, property tax amounts can already be viewed and paid online.
To make a payment or for more information and to create an account, visit http://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/treasurer.
Taxpayers who wish to continue receiving tax notices via mail do not need to do anything.