What will happen if I don't pay my first half tax in April?

Beginning May 1, interest at 1% per month will be charged against the full year tax owing. In addition to the interest, on June 1, a 3% penalty will be charged against the full year tax owing and on December 1, another 8% penalty will be charged against the full year tax. Although interest continues to accrue as long as the tax remains delinquent, the penalty will not rise above a total of 11% (3% after June 1 and an additional 8% after December 1). (RCW 84.56.020) These interest and penalty amounts apply to both Real and Personal Property, however the full year Personal Property amounts plus interest and/or penalties and collection costs must be paid if the first-half payment is not paid by April 30. You may still pay the first half payment of a Real Property tax plus interest and penalties up through the October 30. Exact amounts due may be obtained by calling the Assessor-Treasurer’s Office at (253) 798-6111.

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1. When are my property taxes due?
2. How do I pay my property taxes?
3. Why does my property value change each year?
4. What can I do if I disagree with my assessed value?
5. Why haven't I received my tax statement yet?
6. How often does the Assessor-Treasurer's Office inspect my property?
7. What gives the Assessor the right to photograph or enter my property uninvited?
8. What will happen if I don't pay my first half tax in April?
9. My mortgage company should pay my taxes but they haven't. What should I do?