Assessor's Office

Assessor: David M. Thomas
General Information/Property Tax Deferral

The Senior Citizen and Disabled Person Property Tax and Special Assessment Deferral Program, which requires an income of $45,000 or less, postpones payment of your property taxes. Unlike the exemption program, this program is not a reduction of your taxes. On your behalf, the Department of Revenue pays the deferred property taxes and special assessments to the county where you live. The amount of the postponed taxes and/or special assessment, plus eight- percent simple interest, becomes a lien in favor of the state until the total amount is repaid . A lien, filed with the county auditor, shows the state of Washington as having an interest in your property.