King County property owners who pay their property taxes themselves, rather than through a mortgage lender, have until Monday, October 31 to pay the second half of their 2022 bill. After that date, late charges will be added to the tax bill.
To make the payment process easier, King County provides several ways for property owners to pay their taxes quickly and conveniently. Payments can be made:
- Online using King County’s secure online eCommerce system at kingcounty.gov/PropertyTax. Taxpayers may pay with a credit card, debit card, or an electronic check. A service fee applies to this option. Watch the short video to learn how to pay online if you are new to this payment option.
- By mail if postmarked no later than October 31, 2022. Payments should be addressed to King County Treasury, 201 S. Jackson St., Suite 710, Seattle, WA 98104. Please include the property tax account number on the check or money order. Taxpayers do not need to include a tax statement with the payment as long as the property tax account number is on the check or money order and payment is for the exact amount due. Cash should not be sent through the mail.
- By secure drop box located at the King Street Center, 201 S. Jackson St. in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. Drop box payments should be made by check or money order. Cash should not be left in the drop box. In-person payments are not available.
To help taxpayers impacted by economic hardship, King County has a payment plan program available for real property homes, commercial businesses, land, and mobile homes. Statutory late charges are calculated into payment plans. To participate, property owners must sign an agreement with King County Treasury. If participating owners also have a mortgage, they need to notify their lender about the payment plan. The program is administered through a third-party vendor and monthly payments are credited to the property tax account once the terms of the payment plan are met. For more information on the payment plan program, please visit kingcounty.gov/PaymentPlans.
Information on exemption and deferral programs for seniors, people with disabilities, or other qualifying conditions can be obtained from the King County Assessor’s Office at TaxRelief.kingcounty.gov, by emailing [email protected], or calling 206-296-3920.
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