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2017 Taxes

2017 Taxes

2017 Property Taxes

Initiatives approved by voters last year will increase King County property taxes in 2017, which will result in additional investments in schools, fire protection and transportation. The majority of property tax revenue – nearly 52 percent – will pay for schools.

King County Treasury collects property taxes on behalf of the state, cities, and taxing districts, and then distributes the revenue to local governments. King County property tax bills will be mailed Feb. 10.

In some parts of King County, as much as 50 percent of 2016 property taxes are a result of voter-approved measures. These are typically school, fire, and other levies or bonds. New levies and fees approved in 2015 include:

  • Sound Transit 3 (ST3), which will connect the region’s cities with mass transit including 62 new miles of light rail; bus rapid transit on the north, east and south of Lake Washington; expanded passenger capacity on Sounder south line trains; and parking, bike and pedestrian access improvements at stations throughout the system.

  • School levies in the Auburn, Federal Way, Tukwila, Seattle, Renton, Mercer Island, Kent, Vashon Island, Lake Washington, and Highline school districts.

  • Renewal of the Low-Income Housing levy in Seattle.

  • Public safety levies in Normandy Park, Snoqualmie, and Shoreline.

  • Surface Water Management (SWM) Fee to protect water quality from polluted stormwater runoff.

While individual property taxes vary depending upon location, property taxes went up 7.96% percent at the aggregate level. Countywide, property tax billings will be $4.8 billion in 2017, up from $4.5 billion from last year. It’s the primary funding source for schools, public safety, parks and libraries.

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First half of 2017 property taxes are due April 30th

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2017 Property Taxes Pie Chart

A day in the life of a King County Appraiser

Tax Advisor Office
How King County's revenue falls behind even as property taxes go up


  • May 1st First half of property taxes due
    (If taxes are less than $50, full payment is due.)
  • April 30th 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
  • Full 2017 Property Tax Calendar (.PDF, External link)

2017 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
15House Boat Land9-7-2017
160Hotels and Motels8-31-2017
280Major Offices8-17-2017
250Major Retail8-17-2017
700Condominiums (Northeast King County)8-17-2017
700Condominiums (South King County)8-17-2017
12Waterfront: Lake Union to Shilshole Bay8-10-2017
343Golf Courses8-10-2017
700Condominiums (Capitol Hill)7-27-2017
700Condominiums (I-90 Corridor)7-27-2017
700Condominiums (Northwest King County)7-27-2017
520Business Parks7-20-2017
413Fast Food/ Institutional Restaurants7-20-2017
608Mini Storage7-20-2017
174Nursing Homes7-20-2017
153Retirement Homes7-20-2017
700Condominiums (Downtown Seattle)7-20-2017
700Condominiums (Queen Anne/ Magnolia)7-20-2017
700Condominiums (South Seattle)6-29-2017

Residential Area

Area Location Name Mail Date
35North Sammamish Plateau9-14-2017
33Medina/ Clyde Hill/ Hunts Point/ Yarrow Point9-7-2017
47Lake Sammamish9-7-2017
58East Auburn/ SE Kent9-7-2017
67Lake Hills9-7-2017
1West Shoreline8-31-2017
14Leschi/ Madison Park8-31-2017
15Central Area8-31-2017
16West Seattle8-31-2017
38Bothell/ East Kenmore8-31-2017
40Enumclaw Plateau8-31-2017
43Green Lake/ Wallingford8-31-2017
57Black Diamond/ East Maple Valley8-31-2017
60Lake Youngs8-31-2017
70Duvall and Environs8-31-2017
73Kingsgate/ Queensgate8-31-2017
79Beacon Hill8-31-2017
82East Ballard8-31-2017
94Carnation/ Fall City8-31-2017
6Haller Lake/ North Greenwood/ Crown Hill8-24-2017
8Lake City8-24-2017
37Inglewood/ Finn Hill/ Juanita8-24-2017
49Normandy Park8-24-2017
56Maple Valley8-24-2017
93East Kirkland/ Rose Hill8-24-2017
32NE Renton8-17-2017
54Federal Way8-17-2017
59Talbot Hill/ East Kent8-17-2017
72Redmond/ South Woodinville/ Sammamish Valley8-17-2017
96Burien/ SeaTac8-17-2017
7Northgate/ Maple Leaf/ Meadowbrook8-10-2017
25Skyway/ Bryn Mawr8-10-2017
48North Central West Seattle8-10-2017
3East Shoreline8-3-2017
19West Ballard8-3-2017
27West Hill Auburn8-3-2017
61Kent Meridian8-3-2017
81Seward Park/ Mt. Baker8-3-2017
91Sherwood/ Bel-Red/ SW Redmond8-3-2017
69South Sammamish Plateau7-27-2017
13Capitol Hill7-20-2017
45Wedgewood/ Bryant7-20-2017
51Benson Hill/ Panther Lake7-20-2017
85NW Renton Hill7-20-2017
24Riverton Heights/ Tukwila7-13-2017
26Steel Lake/ Star Lake7-13-2017
46Sheridan Beach to Laurelhurst7-13-2017
62Lea Hill7-13-2017
22Rainier Beach6-22-2017
31Somerset/ Eastgate6-22-2017
42Phinney Ridge/ Fremont6-22-2017
63Newport Shores/ Kennydale6-22-2017
71Redmond Ridge & Environs6-22-2017
92NW Bellevue/ Enatai/ Meydenbauer/ Beaux Arts6-22-2017
95East Woodinville/ Bear Creek/ Trilogy6-15-2017
18East West Seattle/ Georgetown/ South Park6-8-2017
23Burien/ White Center6-8-2017
36Woodinville/ Cottage Lake/ Hollywood Hill6-8-2017
75Issaquah Highlands/ Preston/ Snoqualmie Ridge6-8-2017
77High Point/ Highland Park/ Westwood6-8-2017
88Des Moines/ SeaTac/ Kent6-8-2017
87Algona/ Pacific6-1-2017
52Woodmont/ Redondo6-1-2017
68Bridle Trails/ Wilburton/ Central Bellevue6-1-2017
39Broadview/ Blue Ridge/ Shilshole6-1-2017
4Lake Forest Park/ West Kenmore5-25-2017
12Queen Anne5-25-2017
21South Beacon Hill/ Rainier Valley5-25-2017
34Mercer Island5-25-2017
65Issaquah/ Lakemont5-25-2017
66Mirrormont/ Tiger Mountain/ May Valley5-25-2017
80North Bend/ Snoqualmie5-25-2017
90Alpental/ Skykomish5-25-2017
41City of Enumclaw5-18-2017
44Ravenna/ University District5-18-2017
100Vashon Island5-18-2017
2Central Shoreline5-11-2017


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