In Washington State there are more than a dozen tax relief programs available for qualifying home owners. In Clark County the majority of programs are managed by the Clark County Assessor, including the senior exemption and deferral program. You can view each of these programs by clicking here. The Treasurer's Office does offer payment plans and a one-time foreclosure avoidance penalty and interest waiver for low income home owners as defined in state law.
Senior and Persons with Disabilities and Other Tax Relief Programs
Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Tax Exemptions and other tax relief programs are available and are handled by the Clark County Assessor's Office.
If you are 61 years of age or disabled and meet specific qualifications, you may be eligible for a property tax exemption. Click the button below to find out if you qualify or to obtain more information from the Assessor’s office.
Property Tax Deferral Program
If you are 60 years of age and meet specific requirements, you may qualify for the Property Tax Deferral program offered by the Washington State Department of Revenue. Click the button below to find out if you qualify, or to obtain more information from the Assessor’s Office.
Payment Assistance Offered by the Treasurer
The Treasurer’s Office accepts partial payments if a full payment can't be paid. The partial payment is applied to the oldest balance unless otherwise instructed (1% interest applies). Although partial payments can reduce the amounts due and slow the accrual of interest, delinquent property taxes are subject to the payment deadlines as stated in RCW 84.56.020 and RCW 84.64.
Interest & Penalty Waivers for Income-Qualified Individuals Facing Tax Foreclosure or Distraint
If your primary residence is subject to tax foreclosure or distraint and your income meets requirements as outlined in RCW 84.36.381(5)(a), you may be eligible for a one-time waiver of outstanding interest and penalty on delinquent taxes. Other restrictions may apply to this waiver. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options with a tax specialist.
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Assistance Program
On July 19, 2022 the Clark County Council approved $300,000 in ARPA assistance for taxpayers facing housing insecurity with delinquent taxes on their real property or mobile home due to negative economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council subsequently approved an additional $600,000 in ARPA funding for use in 2023.
Funding for ARPA assistance is limited and can be administered to qualifying individuals only.
Program qualifications are as follows:
- Applicant must reside in the real property or mobile home as their primary residence.
- Real property or mobile home is currently subject to tax foreclosure per RCW 84.64.050 or mobile home distraint per RCW 84.56.070
- Applicant experienced or is experiencing the negative economic impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you believe you may qualify for the assistance program, please contact our Collections Division at 564.397.2252 to discuss your eligibility.
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance
On August 16, 2022, the Clark County Council approved $2,000,000 in ARPA assistance to establish a homebuyer down payment assistance program in partnership with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.
This program will assist qualified homeowners with a loan for up to $60,000 in down payment assistance.
The program is expected to begin after January 1, 2023. Please check our website for updates regarding eligibility requirements and the application process.
For foreclosure prevention, housing counseling and/or legal assistance, contact the Washington Homeownership Resource Center (WHRC) at 877.894.4663.
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