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King County Department of Assessments

Fair, equitable, and understandable property valuations
DEPT. OF ASSESSMENTS
500 Fourth Ave.,
#ADM-AS-0708
Seattle, WA 98104

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8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Tel: 206-296-7300
Fax: 206-296-5107
TTY: 206-296-7888

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DID YOU KNOW?

If you qualify, you can defer payment of property taxes up to 80% of the equity in your home. You must file your application with the assessor no later than 30 days before the tax is due.

King County Senior on the phone and online.

QUICK ANSWERS FOR SENIORS

 
Can I get help paying my property taxes?

Yes. King County offers two types of tax relief for people 61 and older.

If you are a senior citizen or disabled you qualify for an exemption if:

  • you have a total annual income of $35,000 or less
  • Own and occupy a house, mobile home, condo or co-op as principle residence as of December 31 of the year prior to the year of application
  • you are 61 years of age of older or
  • you are retired because of physical disability or
  • you are a widow or widower at least 57 years of age whose spouse had an exemption at the time of death

If you are a senior citizen or disabled you qualify for a deferral if:

  • you have a combined disposable income of $40,000 or less
  • Own and occupy a house, mobile home, condo or co-op as principle residence as of December 31 of the year prior to the year of application
  • you are at least 60 years old when you file or
  • you are retired because of a disability

To learn about a tax exemption for seniors/disabled, click here (.PDF). For information on a seniors/disabled tax deferral, click here (.PDF).
If you would prefer to talk with us in person, please call 206-296-3920, we'll be happy to help you.