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Taxing authorities such as school districts, park districts, and city councils adopt their budgets and levy taxes to deliver the services that taxpayers want and authorize. Taxing authorities require money to provide those services. Property taxes are also used to pay for special voter-approved measures such as school enrichment levies, bonds, and emergency medical levies.
For example, let's say a portion of your tax bill is for a city:
Yes. The average 2022 tax rate in Snohomish County is about $9.30 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. Rates vary from area to area and from year to year, but multiplying the number of thousands of dollars of price or cost by $9.30 will provide a rough estimate of taxes. Tax rates ranged from a low of $5.4711 to a high of $11.4908 depending on where you live in the county.
View the national governments chart regarding property taxes.
View the Levy Limits & Taxing Districts page for more information.
"Taxing district" means the state and any county, city, town, port district, school district, road district, metropolitan park district, regional transit authority, water-sewer district, or other municipal corporation, having the power or legal authority to impose burdens upon property within the district on an ad valorem basis, for the purpose of obtaining revenue for public purposes, as distinguished from municipal corporations authorized to impose burdens, or for which burdens may be imposed for public purposes, on property in proportion to the increase in benefits received.
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View the City Taxing Districts page for more information.
Snohomish County updates all taxable real and personal property assessed values annually as of January 1 of each year. The Official Notice Of Assessed Value will be mailed for most properties in June of that year and the property value will be taxed in the following year. The dates are set by state law and apply whether property values are decreasing and increasing.
For example, Properties are assessed as of January 1, 2022. The 2022 Official Notice Of Assessed Value are then mailed in June 2022. The values in the June 2022 notice are used to calculate property taxes owed in 2023.