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 Citizen/Disabled Persons & Other Tax Relief Programs
Senior Citizen/Disabled Persons 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 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
Current Year Payment Agreement
If you are unable to make your current year payments due by the deadline, payment agreements are available that can help you avoid the assessment of the penalties assessed in June and December (1% monthly interest will apply). Please contact email@example.com to apply.
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 and standard June & December penalties apply). 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.
For foreclosure prevention, housing counseling and/or legal assistance, contact the Washington Homeownership Resource Center (WHRC) at 877.594.4663.
The Washington State Coronavirus Response page includes additional resources for those affected by the COVID-19 emergency: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/business-workers