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Housing counseling and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to property owners. If you would like help determining opportunities to resolve delinquency and avoid foreclosure, you may contact the statewide homeownership hotline at 1-877-894-HOME (4663).
Information may be found online at https://dfi.wa.gov/homeownership/foreclosure.
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Pay in person at the Jefferson County Treasurer's Office during office hours - Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. We do accept Cash in person in the Office.
Pay with check, money order or cashier’s check (no cash) and send by USPS, or use the Treasurer’s drop box:
Jefferson County Treasurer, PO Box 571, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Make sure the postmark is on or before the property tax due date to avoid interest or penalties.
Yes, you may pay in Cash during office hours in the Jefferson County Treasurer's Office.
Include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment to receive a receipt. Please know that we have over 20,000 taxpayers in our county, and we cannot afford to print and mail receipts. Your canceled check or proof of payment does qualify as a receipt for tax purposes.
Yes. The Treasurer’s Office is open to the public for property tax payments.
Statements are mailed in February of each year. Property owners receive statements by mail or by eNotices. If you, your spouse or a co-owner signed up for receiving statements electronically by eNotices, you will not receive a paper statement.
eNotices were sent from eNoticesOnline.com on February 7, 2023 at 12:36 PM PST. If subscribed, access your Jefferson County, WA property tax statement at https://enoticesonline.com/. To Unsubscribe from eNotices and to receive hard copy property tax statements for 2024 via USPS, log in and unsubscribe at https://enoticesonline.com/. There is not an option to pay from your eNotice tax statement. Please read further for payment options.
You may access parcel information including taxes owed on the Property Search page, and you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a duplicate statement by email. We do not mail hard copy duplicate statements due to the expense. A statement, envelope and postage to provide duplicate statements for our more than 20,000 property owners with 30,000 parcels is cost-prohibitive.
Senior citizens and disabled persons may contact the Assessor’s Office at (360) 385-9105 to determine if they qualify for a property tax exemption on their owner-occupied residence. You must be 61 years old on December 31st of the year in which you apply or be fully disabled, and household income must be $40,000 (current year’s taxes), or $45,000 (next year’s taxes), or less. Additionally, cost of living increases to social security benefits in 2023 are not counted as income for qualifying for 2024 taxes (RCW 84.36.381 (d)). http://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/157/Senior-Disabled-Exemption
Details about levies and assessments are available at Tax Statement Levy Explanation.
The Washington State Department of Revenue Property Tax webpage provides information and contacts for property taxes. Their Homeowner’s Guide to Property Tax answers many questions about property taxes.