In Washington State there are more than a dozen tax relief programs available for qualifying homeowners. In Clark County, the majority of programs are managed by the Clark County Assessor, including the senior exemption and deferral program. The Treasurer's Office can also accept partial payments and may be able to offer a one-time penalty and interest waiver for qualified homeowners facing foreclosure or distraint.
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.
Homeownership Assistance Fund (HAF)
If you are delinquent on your property taxes and were financially impacted by COVID-19 you may qualify for the Washington State Homeownership Assistance Fund. This program is supported by the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and was awarded to the Washington State Housing Finance Commission by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
The Commission administers the HAF program to provide individual support and federal relief funds to qualified Washington homeowners behind on their mortgage or property taxes due to pandemic hardship.
If your past due property taxes are less than $15,000, visit https://www.wahafportal.org/ to apply. If your taxes exceed $15,000, visit https://washingtonhaf.org/ to review your options and connect with a housing counselor who can provide free and confidential support.
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 (statutory interest and/or 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.
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.
Our office provided a total of $648,854 in tax payment assistance to 84 households. We appreciate the Council's support of the program and the efforts of our team to reduce the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.