April 30 is King County property tax deadline

April 24, 2012

By Staff

The deadline for King County residents to pay or postmark property tax bills is April 30.

Officials said property values declined in almost every area in King County last year, although property tax collection in the county is up 1.71 percent from last year.

The county uses assessed property valuations established during the previous year to determine property taxes.

Homeowners can pay property taxes online or by check, cash or credit card in person at King County Treasury Operations, Room 600, 500 Fourth Ave., Seattle. Or use the secure payment system at www.kingcounty.gov/propertytax.

The statement is sent to the lender if a property owner relies on a mortgage company to pay the bill. However, the taxpayer is responsible for the bill to be paid in a timely manner.

The county also offers property tax-relief programs, including breaks for seniors. Call the King County Assessor’s Office at 206-296-3920.

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