Property owners can expect to see property tax statements in their mailbox on or after Feb. 14 according to Jefferson County Treasurer Stacie Prada. Those that are enrolled in eNotices received the email on Feb. 12 at 10:01 a.m. from [email protected] First installment property taxes are due April 30.
Taxpayers receiving their statements by USPS will notice a new look. In an effort to transition to mail that is able to be tracked, return envelopes are now white with a window. When paying by mail, taxpayers will need to place their payment coupon in the envelope so that the Treasurer’s address shows through the window. We’ll miss the green return envelopes, but this change saves money on envelope printing and will ready us for next year to allow USPS tracking on payments returned.
Taxes may be paid in person at the Treasurer’s Office in the Courthouse Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mailed payments must be postmarked by April 30 to avoid penalty and interest charges.
Online payments using credit cards or electronic checks may be made online at www.co.jefferson.wa.us/337/Online-Property-Tax-Assessment-Payments or by phone 1-877-812-8072. Instructions for both are on the back of the tax statement, and a 2.5 percent fee is charged by the service provider for credit card payments.
The Treasurer is providing ACH Debit service or AUTOPAY. You may sign up to have your taxes automatically deducted from your bank account on April 30 for first half or full payments and Oct. 31 for second half. Utilizing a service through 1st Security Bank of Washington the Treasurer’s Office will electronically debit your account on the tax due date, or next business day if it falls on a weekend. There is no fee for this service. Forms to authorize the service and instructions to sign up are on the Treasurer’s website at www.co.jefferson.wa.us/335/Autopay-Tax-Payments.
Forms must be submitted by April 10 or Oct. 10 to activate. Please call the Treasurer’s Office at 360-385-9150 with any questions.