Submitted by Thurston County Treasure
The deadline is April 30 for Thurston County residents to pay their 2016 first half property taxes. Since the 30th is a Saturday this year, the law allows the payment to be made the next business day which is Monday, May 2, without late charges.
Property taxes can be paid through the Thurston County Treasurer’s web site at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/treasurer/. There is no additional charge for the electronic check payment option on-line, but there is a 2.35% fee for a major credit card payment and a flat $3.95 fee for a VISA debit card payment.
Payments can also be made in person at the Treasurer’s Office or the courthouse parking lot drop box – located at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building One, Olympia 98502. The same fees apply for payments made in person.
The Treasurer’s Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Payments made by mail must be postmarked by the due date. As required by law penalties and interest will be charged for those who do not have their payments in on time.