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Posted on: March 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Property Taxes

Property Taxes Due April 30

Property tax is one of the principal ways that we pay for the many services of local government. Pierce County’s Assessor-Treasurer will collect $1.27 Billion this year for education, public safety, parks, roads, libraries and other valuable community services. 


The first half payment is due no later than May 1, 2017 (because April 30 falls on a Sunday), and the second half must be paid by October 31, to avoid interest and penalties. Property taxes on homes with mortgages are typically paid by the bank or mortgage company from an escrow account, in which case the homeowner does not receive a tax bill from the Assessor-Treasurer. 

The Assessor-Treasurer’s office is ready to answer your questions and assist you with paying your taxes. You will find lots of information here.. If you don’t find what you need here, please click on our “live chat” feature or call Customer Service at (253)798-6111.