Treasurer: Jackie Brunson
Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s Proclamations the Skagit County Treasurer’s Office has limited public access and is operating by appointment only, but is still conducting business daily.
Tax Payments – Phone 360-416-1750
PROPERTY TAX STATEMENTS
Property tax statements will be mailed today and should be hitting mailboxes early next week. The first half property tax payments are due April 30, 2021.
This year property owners have an opportunity to sign up for e-Statements. The information on how to sign up for this service will be included in your property tax statement. We encourage property owners to sign up for this as it could be a significant savings in postage and statement production costs.Additionally, the Treasurer’s Office offers a convenient auto-pay program that automatically withdraws their tax payment on the due date. This is available to taxpayers at no cost and takes to the worry out of missing a payment.
Our office has two drop boxes for tax payments:
Payment options are also available on our website
Real Estate & Mobile home Ownership Transfers – Phone 360- 416-1755
Please call 360-416-1755 with any ownership change questions. Please use the drop box located to the left of our office doors to submit your paperwork. There is a larger opening on the top of the box for ownership transfer documents.
After processing your documents our office will take them to the Auditor’s Office to be recorded and they will mail your documents back to you.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we maneuver through this uncharted territory. Safety of the public and community is of the utmost importance to our office.
– Skagit County Treasurer’s Office
For your own health and the health of our staff, please consider conducting county business online or by mail.
Please be patient, we will answer your calls and emails as soon as we can. As you can imagine, we are experiencing a heavy volume of calls and emails.
WelcomeThe Skagit County Treasurer’s Office is a regional service for about 80 local government districts. We operate under State Law to provide cash custody, investment, revenue collection, and debt payment services to those districts.
January 30, 2020
Tax bills will soon be arriving in your mailboxes. After a significant reduction in 2019, 2020 brings increases for most taxpayers, which are largely a result of state legislation.
Your property tax bill reflects your property’s share of the state, county, and other taxing districts. These include schools, fire, emergency services, and ports. Except for the State tax, all property taxes are budget-based. The State allows local districts budget increases of 1 percent, plus an allowance for new construction. Changes in taxes for individual properties vary, depending on that property’s change in value as compared with others in the district. Other increases may only come in the form of voter-approved levies.
The State tax is rate-based, which means that it fluctuates with assessed value. For 2019 taxes, the State legislature reduced the State levy for one year only. The re-implementation of this plus the impact of increased assessed value, resulted in an overall increase of 29% County-wide for the State portion of taxes. Some local school districts have also passed new E&O levies in 2019 and others have new levies on the ballot this year to recover some of the local support lost in 2019.
With assessed values continuing to rise in 2019, the State Levy increase will greatly impact most taxpayers.
2020 brings a change to the senior/disabled exemption, with increases in the income level and residency requirements. Seniors and or disabled persons with household income of $42,390 or less who live in their homes more than nine months a year may be eligible. This program is administered by the Assessor, so please check with them for details.
Although no one enjoys paying taxes, the money is needed to fund public schools, police and fire services, and many other important public functions. Our offices are open 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. We strive to make your interactions with us positive, and we welcome your questions, comments or suggestions.
Treasurer’s Office 360-416-1750 Assessor’s Office 360-416-1780
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General Taxpayer Information
Interest is assessed at 1% per month on the full year tax amount due, beginning May 1. If still unpaid on June 1, an additional 3% penalty is assessed. A second penalty of 8% is assessed on December 1 if taxes remain unpaid. Please contact our office at 360-416-1750 for the correct amount due if you are paying late.
The Skagit County Assessor sets values on property, establishes levies, and approves exemptions. Please refer to the Assessor's Office for more information on how your property taxes are calculated.