King County offers secure and convenient online payment system
King County property owners have until Thursday, October 31 to pay the second half of their 2013 property taxes. After October 31, interest charges and penalties will be added to the tax bill. To make the process easier, King County provides several ways for property owners to pay their taxes quickly and conveniently.
Tax payments can be made:
- Online using King County's convenient, secure online eTax application. Taxpayers may pay accounts with a credit card or an electronic debit from a checking account via an "eCheck." The online option provides immediate payment confirmation. To pay online or view property tax information, taxpayers can visit www.kingcounty.gov/propertytax.
- By mail if postmarked no later than October 31, 2013. Taxpayers should include their tax statement and write the property tax account number on their check or money order. Cash should not be sent through the mail.
- In person at the King County Administration Building, Room 600 - Treasury Operations, 500 Fourth Ave., Seattle, 98104, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. On Thursday, October 31, Treasury Operations will be open until 5 p.m.
- At King County Community Service Centers if paid by check for the exact amount due. Taxpayers can find the address, phone number, and operating hours of the center in their area by visiting www.kingcounty.gov/CSC.
For questions about missing tax statements or other tax payment information, contact King County Treasury Operations by visiting www.kingcounty.gov/propertytax or by calling 206-296-0923.
Information on senior citizen exemption and deferral programs can be obtained from the King County Assessor's Office at 206-296-3920.