Property tax notices for 2022 will be mailed to Thurston County taxpayers on Wednesday, Feb. 9.
Payments must be postmarked by the due date, stated a news release.
Taxpayers are encouraged to make payments online, by mail, over the phone or at the county courthouse parking lot drop box located at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, building one, in Olympia. Payments can also be made in person, but social distancing guidelines have limited the capacity in the building, stated the release.
People can make payments by electronic check on the treasurer’s website with no additional fee, or people can use a credit card, which has an additional 2.35% transaction fee. If a person uses a VISA debit card, there is a flat fee of $3.95. Thurston County receives none of the transaction fee, stated the release.
The treasurer’s office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. As required by Washington state law, late fees will be charged to those who do not make their payments on time.
“The treasurer’s office would like to remind property owners you can sign up to receive property tax bills electronically,” stated the release. “Receiving your bill electronically saves paper, printing and postage costs.”
The service sends individuals reminder email notices about upcoming payment due dates from the office. The opt-in service requires the taxpayer to create an account.
Property tax amounts can be viewed and paid online at www.thurstoncountywa.gov/treasurer.
Thurston County’s 2022 total property taxes assessed for all jurisdictions is over $536,215,769.