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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.

Common Questions

Seniors


Yes. King County offers two types of tax relief for people 60 and older.

If you are a senior citizen or disabled, you may qualify for a property tax reduction/exemption if:

  • you have a total annual income of $40,000 or less
  • you 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 or older
  • 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 $45,000 or less
  • you 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 apply for a property tax deduction for seniors/disabled, click here (.PDF). To apply for a seniors/disabled tax deferral, click here (.PDF).
If you would prefer to talk with us in person, please call 206-296-3920; We will be happy to help you.