COVID-19 and Jefferson County, WA Property Taxes

The Jefferson County Treasurer confirmed property taxes are still due April 30, 2020, and a program is available to grant a 60-day extension for taxpayers who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are unable to pay their first half 2020 taxes by April 30, 2020.​​​​​​

​Taxpayers who are financially affected by the pandemic and unable to pay first half property taxes by April 30 may complete and submit the Emergency Affected Taxpayer Affidavit to the Treasurer’s Office for review by May 15, 2020. Please read, complete, sign and return the completed form to the Treasurer's Office by mail, email, fax or drop box behind the courthouse no later than May 15, 2020. Instructions are provided on the second page of the form. ​​​

Jefferson County Treasurer's Motion to Extend April 2020 Tax Deadline pursuant to RCW 84.56.020(10)​​
Emergency Affected Taxpayer Affidavit and instructions for requesting a 60-day extension due in Treasurer's office May 15, 2020.
Treasurer's Office FAQs with answers to frequently asked questions

​April 10, 2020 Press Release Jefferson County Property Tax Due Date Extension Available by Application to Treasurer
​​​PORT TOWNSEND—Jefferson County Treasurer confirmed property taxes are still due April 30, 2020, and a program is available to grant a 60-day extension for taxpayers who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are unable to pay their first half 2020 taxes by April 30, 2020. ​

​March 20, 2020 Press Release Pay Early If You Can!​​
​PORT TOWNSEND—To respond to the economic impacts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jefferson County Treasurer is encouraging property owners who are financially able to pay first half or full year property taxes early to fund essential services needed now and in the months to come. To encourage online payments and assist those affected by the State of Emergency, Treasurer Stacie Prada has negotiated a reduced service fee rate for payments made by eCheck and is implementing a program to forgive penalties and interest for those property owners who experience financial hardship.

​​Resources:
​Washington State Department of Revenue Property Tax Resource Center (PTRC) website
​Washington State Governor’s Office COVID-19 resource list for impacted Washington businesses and workers webpage