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Clark County creates drive-thru payment option for property taxes

By , Columbian county government and small cities reporter
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Clark County taxpayers will have the ability to drop off their property tax payments at a drive-thru window ahead of the Nov. 2 deadline.

The window will be open Friday and Monday at the Public Service Center — 1300 Franklin St. — at the kiosk near the entrance to the parking garage, according to a news release from the county. Drop-offs will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The drive-thru option comes as the Clark County Treasurer’s Office lobby remains closed due to COVID-19.

“In recognition of the health and safety challenges of in-person services due to COVID-19, I want taxpayers to have the option to drop off their payment without leaving their car,” County Treasurer Alishia Topper said.

Only pre-written checks will be accepted in the drive-thru, and no receipts will be provided.

Check payments can also be dropped, in a sealed envelope, into a secure drop box on the first floor of the Public Service Center. The drop box is accessible from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Payments can be made online with credit cards, debit cards and from checking or savings accounts. A flat rate of $3.95 applies to debit card transactions, while credit card payments include a 2.39 percent vendor fee. Payments from savings or checking accounts, or E-checks, are free.

These options are available at www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer/payment-options or 833-440-8685. To register to receive tax statements electronically and manage property taxes online, go to www.paydici.com/clark-county-wa/search/landing.

Mail-in payments can be sent to the Clark County Treasurer, P.O. Box 35150, Seattle, WA 98124-5150. Those who choose this option are encouraged to use the return envelope and payment coupon provided with their statements.

Payments must be postmarked by Nov. 2 to avoid interest charges.

Topper has advised taxpayers to submit their payments early due to an expected high volume of mail-in ballots in the Nov. 3 general election.

The treasurer’s office is expecting about 130,000 payments before the due date, Topper said earlier this month. Topper also said she expects about 38,000 of them to be delivered by mail.

The second rounds of property tax installments are typically due Oct. 31. But because the date falls on a weekend this year, the treasurer’s office announced that it pushed the deadline back.

Topper said that, last year, the office received about 3,000 late payments. Most of those payments were received by mail.

Columbian county government and small cities reporter
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