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Release Date: February 18, 2022

2022 Property Taxes

Property tax bills coming: Modest Increases Despite Rising Values

The increase in the total amount of property taxes to be collected in King County will be modest for the 2022 tax year -- about 3 percent – despite the fact that property values rose by about 9 percent. This is because voter approved levies, and not rising property values, are the main drivers of property tax increases. By state law, values are set as of January 1 each year. Taxes collected this year are based on the value of the property on January 1, 2021.

Overall, countywide property tax collections for the 2022 tax year are $6.79 billion, an increase of $190 million --3% -- over last year’s total of $6.6 billion. Total County property values, however, increased by more than 9%, from $659.5 billion to $722.5 billion.

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“Residential property values have continued to rise during the COVID 19 pandemic, partly driven by a lack of housing inventory,” said Wilson. “Still, it is important to remember that voter approved levies, and not the value of your property, is the primary cause of increased property taxes. Local governments may only increase property tax collections by 1% per year without a vote of the people. Voter approved levies are not subject to that restriction.”

Property taxes vary depending upon location, the assessed value of the property, and the number of jurisdictions levying taxes (such as state, city, county, school district, port, fire district, etc).

King County Treasury will begin sending out the annual property tax bills February 15. King County collects property taxes on behalf of the state, the county, cities, and taxing districts (such as school and fire districts) and distributes the revenue to these local governments.

About 57 percent of property tax revenues collected in King County in 2022 pays for schools. Property taxes also fund voter-approved measures for veterans and seniors, fire protection, and parks. King County receives about 17 percent of your property tax payment for roads, police, criminal justice, public health, elections, and parks, among other services.

For seniors and the disabled, it is important to be aware of our state’s property tax relief programs. King County taxpayers who are 61 years or older, or disabled, own their home, and have an annual income of $58,423 or less after certain medical or long-term care expenses, may be eligible for tax relief. Taxpayers should visit this site: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/assessor/TaxRelief.aspx for more information and to apply online.

Property owners can find tax levy rates and more property related information by visiting the eReal Property Search on the King County Assessor’s website or by calling 206-296-7300.

Property Search

Assessor eReal Property Search

View valuations, property characteristics, levy rates, and sale history

Contact us
General Info: 206-296-7300
TTY: 1-800-833-6388
Senior Exemptions: 206.296.3920
Email: assessor.info@kingcounty.gov

Tax Advisor Office

King County Tax Advisor

Provide advice and assistance on property tax related matters including appeals

Contact us
Telephone: 206-477-1060
Toll Free: 1-800-325-6165 ext. 7-1060
TTY Relay: 711
Fax: 206-296-0948
Email: taxadvisor@kingcounty.gov

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First half of 2022 property taxes are due May 2nd
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Contact us
Property Tax Hotline: 206-263-2890
Foreclosure: 206-263-2649
Email: PropertyTax.CustomerService
@kingcounty.gov

King Street Center 201 S. Jackson St, Suite 710, Seattle, WA 98104


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2021 Area Reports: The King County Department of Assessments annually revalues 700,000 parcels.

Area Reports are provided between June and October. The following files are in .PDF format, and are all roughly 250 KB to 3,000 KB in size. You will need a copy of PDF reader to view these files. For more information visit Software help.

Commercial Specialty Area

Area Location Name Mail Date
34Golf Courses9-30-2021
174Nursing Homes9-16-2021
153Retirement Homes9-16-2021
160Hotels and Motels9-16-2021
608Mini Storage9-9-2021
250Major Retail9-9-2021
625Boeing9-9-2021
720Condos - Mobile Home Condo Parks9-9-2021
100Apartments9-2-2021
15 and 730Floating Home and Condos8-19-2021
280Major Offices8-19-2021
510High Tech8-5-2021
500Warehouses8-5-2021
413Fast Food/ Institutional Restaurants8-5-2021
800Biotech8-5-2021
500Warehouses7-29-2021
540Industrial7-29-2021
12Waterfront: Lake Union to Shilshole Bay7-15-2021
700 Condominiums:
Capitol Hill
I-90 Corridor
Queen Anne/ Magnolia
Northeast
Northwest
South Seattle Area
South King County
7-15-2021
700Condominiums: Downtown Seattle7-8-2021

Residential Area

Area Location Name Mail Date
74Kirkland9-30-2021
1West Shoreline9-30-2021
3East Shoreline9-30-2021
64Newcastle9-30-2021
16West Seattle9-30-2021
79Beacon Hill9-23-2021
2Central Shoreline9-23-2021
8Lake City9-23-2021
43Green Lake/ Wallingford9-23-2021
46Sheridan Beach to Laurelhurst9-23-2021
28Auburn9-9-2021
87Algona/ Pacific9-9-2021
82East Ballard9-9-2021
53Twin Lakes9-2-2021
4Lake Forest Park/ West Kenmore8-26-2021
37Inglewood/ Finn Hill/ Juanita8-26-2021
38Bothell/ East Kenmore8-26-2021
73Kingsgate/ Queensgate8-26-2021
19West Ballard8-19-2021
39Broadview/ Blue Ridge/ Shilshole8-19-2021
42Phinney Ridge/ Fremont8-19-2021
86Covington8-19-2021
14Leschi/ Madison Park8-5-2021
35North Sammamish Plateau7-29-2021
15Central Area7-29-2021
81Seward Park/ Mt. Baker87-29-2021
21South Beacon Hill/ Rainier Valley7-29-2021
22Rainier Beach7-29-2021
41City of Enumclaw7-29-2021
51Benson Hill/ Panther Lake7-29-2021
54Federal Way7-29-2021
6Haller Lake/ North Greenwood/ Crown Hill7-8-2021
44Ravenna/ University District7-8-2021
11Magnolia7-8-2021
12Queen Anne7-8-2021
13Capitol Hill7-8-2021
29Kentridge7-8-2021
61Kent Meridian7-8-2021
62Lea Hill7-8-2021
59Talbot Hill/ East Kent7-8-2021
88DesMoines/ SeaTac/ Kent7-8-2021
30Fairwood6-24-2021
49Normandy Park6-24-2021
69South Sammamish Plateau6-24-2021
18East West Seattle/ Georgetown/ South Park6-10-2021
77High Point/ Highland Park/ Westwood6-10-2021
33Medina/ Clyde Hill/ Hunts Point/ Yarrow Point6-3-2021
34Mercer Island6-3-2021
92NW Bellevue/ Enatai/ Meydenbauer/ Beaux Arts6-3-2021
17Fauntleroy5-27-2021
48North Central West Seattle5-27-2021
32NE Renton5-27-2021
85NW Renton Hill5-27-2021
95East Woodinville/ Bear Creek/ Trilogy5-27-2021
90Alpental/ Skykomish5-20-2021
68Bridle Trails/ Wilburton/ Central Bellevue5-20-2021
72Redmond/ South Woodinville/ Sammamish Valley5-20-2021
93East Kirkland/ Rose Hill5-20-2021
7Northgate/ Maple Leaf/ Meadowbrook5-20-2021
45Wedgwood/ Bryant5-20-2021
31Somerset/ Eastgate5-20-2021
65Issaquah/ Lakemont5-20-2021
75Issaquah Highlands/ Preston/ Snoqualmie Ridge5-20-2021
26Steel Lake/ Star Lake5-20-2021
27West Hill Auburn
5-20-2021
52Woodmont/ Redondo5-20-2021
55Jovita5-20-2021
100Vashon Island5-20-2021
60Lake Youngs5-13-2021
66Mirrormont/ Tiger Mountain/ May Valley5-13-2021
84Northeast Lake Washington5-13-2021
47Lake Sammamish5-13-2021
67Lake Hills5-13-2021
91Sherwood/ Bel-Red/ SW Redmond5-13-2021
23Burien/ White Center5-6-2021
24Riverton Heights/ Tukwila5-6-2021
25Skyway/ Bryn Mawr5-6-2021
96Burien/ SeaTac5-6-2021
40Enumclaw Plateau5-6-2021
57Black Diamond/ East Maple Valley5-6-2021
56Maple Valley5-6-2021
58East Auburn/ SE Kent5-6-2021
36Woodinville/ Cottage Lake/ Hollywood Hill4-29-2021
63Newport Shores/ Kennydale4-29-2021
71Redmond Ridge & Environs4-29-2021
80North Bend/ Snoqualmie4-29-2021
94Carnation/ Fall City4-29-2021
70Duvall and Environs4-22-2021



KEY DATES 2022

  • May 2nd First half of property taxes due
    (If taxes are less than $50, full payment is due.)
  • May 2nd Personal property listing forms due
  • June 1 Three percent penalty assessed on delinquent taxes
  • July 1 Appeals to the County Board of Equalization must be filed by July 1 or within
    60 days of notification.
  • Sept. 1 Applications for limited income
    deferrals due
  • Oct. 31 Second half of property taxes due
  • Dec. 1 Eight percent penalty assessed on delinquent taxes

KEY LINKS

eReal Property iconeReal Property - View parcel characteristics, values and sale history

eSales iconeSales - Search sales for comparison

eListing iconeListing - File Personal Property Listing Online