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PAYMENTS NOT FOR THE CORRECT AMOUNT WILL BE RETURNED.

Current year taxes are due and payable February 15th, and become delinquent May 1st. If you elect to pay in half, First half taxes must be paid by April 30th.  If payment is late, total amount of tax becomes delinquent resulting in interest and penalty calculated on entire amount due for the year.  If you paid half then Second half taxes are due by October 31st.  Postmarks are accepted as payment date.

Real Property Taxes delinquent for 3 years subject to foreclosure.

When paying any delinquent tax after calculation date, contact the office at 509-422-7180 for correct interest and penalty due.

Tax payments can be:
Mailed:           
PO Box 111, Okanogan, WA 98840
OR
Office:           
149 North 3rd, Room 201, Okanogan, WA
OR
Credit Card: 
For US residents call 1-877-737-4772, or for international residents call 1-888-891-6064 option #1 or click here for the website okanoganwa.taxsifter.com

*Additional Information you will need to have for a credit card payment:
1.    Parcel number(s)
2.    Please contact this office for the correct amount to pay on the parcel(s)

PAYMENTS NOT FOR THE CORRECT AMOUNT WILL BE RETURNED.

Personal Property Taxes

These taxes are based on depreciated assessment value as of January 1st - prior year .   The owner of record at that time is responsible for the taxes in the current year.

Current year taxes are due and payable February 15th, and become delinquent May 1st.  If you elect to pay in half, First half taxes must be paid by April 30th.  If payment is late, total amount of tax becomes delinquent resulting in interest and penalty calculated on entire amount due for the year.  If you paid half then Second half taxes are due by October 31st.  Postmarks are accepted as payment date.

Personal Property Taxes are a lien upon all Real and Personal property of the person assessed from the date of assessment until paid, and if not paid, it becomes subject to distraint and foreclosure as provided by the Laws of the State of Washington.

When paying any delinquent tax after calculation date, contact the office at 509-422-7180 for correct interest and penalty due. 

Tax payments can be:
Mailed:           
PO Box 111, Okanogan, WA 98840
OR
Office:           
149 North 3rd, Room 201, Okanogan, WA
OR
Credit Card:   
For US residents call 1-877-737-4772 or for international residents call 1-888-891-6064 or click here for the website okanoganwa.taxsifter.com

*Additional Information you will need to have for a credit card payment:
1.    Parcel number(s)
2.    Please contact this office for the correct amount to pay on the parcel(s)

PAYMENTS NOT FOR THE CORRECT AMOUNT WILL BE RETURNED.

Misc. Tax Information

If total tax for the year is less than $50.00, the entire amount must be paid by April 30.

Your canceled check is your receipt.  If you want a receipt please send a self addressed stamped envelope.  Checks accepted are subject to collection.  Non-payment by bank voids receipt.    Returned check charge $30.00.

Interest on delinquent tax is computed monthly from the date of delinquency to the date of payment at the rate per annum prescribed by law. (1% per month)

Penalty of (3%) three percent is assessed on the amount of tax delinquent on June 1st of the year in which the tax is due.  An additional penalty of (8%) eight percent is assessed on the total amount of tax delinquent on December 1st of the year in which the tax is due.

When paying any delinquent tax after calculation date or have any questions, contact the office at 509-422-7180. 

  Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons: If you own and occupy a residence or mobile home, are 61 years of age or older, or retired because of disability and have income of $40,000.00 or less you may be entitled to a property tax exemption.  For application forms and further information, contact the Okanogan County Assessor's Office at 509-422-7190 or PO Box 152, Okanogan, WA 98840.

Taxes Paid Under Protest: To preserve your right to seek a court ordered refund, you must comply with requirements of the law (RCW 84.68.020 and WAC 458-18-215).

 

State of Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
**click here for fill in form**

Per RCW 76.04.600, this assessment is a fee levied on forest and unimproved lands that DNR protects from wildfire.  Assessment revenues are used to purchase wildfire engines, hire and train wildfire personnel, provide forest fire detection systems, purchase wildfire equipment and provide office space and work station in various strategic locations near protected areas.  If a wildfire starts, DNR is there to suppress that fire at no additional cost to you if negligence is not involved.

1.       Taxes must be paid in full before submitting.

2.       This form must be submitted annually.

3.       List only ONE County per form.

4.       For purposes of the multiple parcel refund, to qualify, the name on each parcels tax statement must be identical. 

5.       Enter name and address of landowner as shown on tax statements.  Sign form where indicated.  Your signature verifies that all information is correct.

6.       Enter parcel numbers as shown on tax statements. 

7.       Enter only those acres subject to fire protection assessment.  Your County Assessor may supply a listing of those acres if unimproved acres are not indicated on tax statements.  Minimum parcel size is 50 acres or under.  Do not include any parcels larger than 50 acres. 

8.       Enter fire protection assessment paid, less the $.50 county fee.

9.       Hand carry or mail printed completed and signed form (the original, we can't accept a copy) to the Okanogan County Treasurer for verification of payment of taxes in full.  County Treasurer's signature or stamp must appear on this form.  Mail original printed completed and signed form to:  Okanogan County Treasurer, PO Box 111, Okanogan, WA 98840

10.     County Treasurer will forward to: Department of Natural Resources, Resource Protection Division, P O Box 47037, Olympia WA  98504-7037.

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will compute the refund and process payment.  You will receive a partial refund of all assessments paid.  Depending on total acreage, a minimum of one assessment will be retained by DNR and the balance refunded. 

Questions or concerns, contact the Department of Natural Resources, Resource Protection Division, at 1-360-902-1300.

Allow six to eight weeks for processing.

This form may be copied prior to the Treasurerís signature and updated for use next year.

*PAYMENTS NOT FOR THE CORRECT AMOUNT WILL BE RETURNED

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