Treasurer: Jackie Brunson
Please note: The Extension Application period has closed
The Skagit County Treasurer’s Office has closed customer service counters to public access in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community. We have a small staff and continuity of operation is of utmost importance to us, as is the health of the citizens we serve. Treasurer’s Office customers can still receive services via email, regular mail and by phone.
The work of the office will continue and customers will still be able to receive services. If you have a complicated issue that requires a face to face meeting, please call or email us to set up an appointment with staff. If you have a simple excise transaction, your affidavit and check can be dropped in our payment box and it will be processed accordingly. Please call our office for an appointment with our excise specialist for more complex excise issues.v
Property tax payments can be mailed or left in the drop boxes just outside our door, or in the box in the horseshoe parking lot. We check the drop boxes throughout the day. You can also call our office to sign up for autopay, which is free of charge. The deadline to sign up for autopay for payments due April 30 is April 15.
Payments can also be made by phone or on-line, however, an additional fee is charged by the credit card company. Cash payments can be put in the drop box and a receipt will be mailed to you.
Please call 360-416-1750 for questions and or appointments. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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.
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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.