King County property taxes due Nov. 2

October 24, 2009

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 24, 2009

King County property owners must pay 2009 second-half property taxes by Nov. 2.

Payments would have been due Oct. 31, but because the last day of October falls on a Saturday, the deadline was extended to the following Monday. Taxpayers must pay bills by then to avoid penalties and interest charges.

If a property owner misses the Nov. 2 deadline, penalties and interest charges will be added to the tax bill.

King County officials have developed several ways for taxpayers to pay:

  • By mail, if the envelope is postmarked no later than Nov. 2. Taxpayers should include the tax statement and write the property tax account number on a check or money order. Cash should not be sent through the mail.
  • In person, at the King County Administration Building, Room 600 – Treasury Operations, 500 Fourth Ave., Seattle. Make payments in person Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • At community services centers, if paid by check only in the exact amount due. Taxpayers can locate the address, phone numbers and operating hours of the King County Community Service Centers here.
  • Through the online eTax application, with a credit card or an electronic debit from a checking account called an e-check. The online option provides a simple, secure and immediate payment confirmation for current year, nondelinquent property tax bills. Delinquent accounts are not payable through the online payment system. Pay online or view property tax information here.

Contact King County Treasury Operations with questions about missing tax statements or other tax payment information. Reach the automated voice system at 206-296-0923, customer service at 206-296-3850 or through the Web site.

Get information about senior city exemption and deferral programs from the King County Assessor’s Office. Call the office at 206-296-3920 to learn more.

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