Clark County residents have about six weeks left before the second installment of 2021 property taxes are due. But county Treasurer Alishia Topper cautions the Nov. 1 due date is fast approaching.
Of the more than $795.7 million in taxes to be collected this year, about 56.7 percent has been paid. Topper said that is slightly up from last year. More than 21.6 percent of property owners have already paid their taxes in full.
The Treasurer’s Office recommends taxpayers pay by mail or online, but can accept in-person payments. The office, which is on the second floor of the Public Service Center at 1300 Franklin St., is open for walk-in customers on Mondays and Wednesdays and for appointments only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New this year is a drive-thru drop-off location at the parking structure kiosk at the Public Service Center, which is near the Franklin Street parking garage entrance. The drop-off location will be available Friday, Oct. 29 and Monday, Nov. 1.
“Adding a drive-thru payment drop-off option not only provides convenience for taxpayers, it also meets public health recommendations for social distancing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” Topper said.
“Because Oct. 31 is on a weekend this year, (taxpayers) have until Monday to pay them,” to avoid interest charges, Topper added.
Anyone who has not received a 2021 second-installment tax statement, or has lost it, can visit the county website at www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer or contact the Treasurer’s Office at 564-397-2252 for a duplicate statement.
Taxpayers can pay their taxes online with a checking or savings account, or use a credit or debit card. Payments from electronic checking and savings accounts are free; credit/debit card payments are assessed a 2.39 percent vendor fee. To make a payment, go to www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer/payment-options, or call 1-877-778-4606. To register to receive tax statements electronically and manage property taxes online, go to www.clark.wa.gov/ezPropertyTax.
Payments can also be mailed to the Clark County Treasurer, P.O. Box 35150, Seattle, WA 98124-5150, and must be postmarked by Nov. 1 to avoid interest charges. Taxpayers are encouraged to use the return envelope and payment coupon provided with their statement to mail their payments.