Property tax deadline nears

Peninsula Daily News

The second half of the year's property taxes are due by Monday, Nov. 1, said Clallam and Jefferson county treasurers.

"Second-half property taxes are due Oct. 31," but "because the 31st falls on a Sunday, taxes may be paid or postmarked by Monday, Nov. 1," Jefferson County Treasurer Judi Morris explained.

Clallam County Treasurer Judy Scott said that the county asks taxpayers to avoid writing post-dated checks, adding that such checks will be deposited within 24 hours.

Payments may be made in person at treasurer offices at county courthouses -- 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles or 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend -- or at other designated places, or placed in drop boxes, mailed or made by credit card.

A drop box is in front of the Clallam County Courthouse. It is cleared daily.

Sequim residents can drop off payments at the Department of Motor Vehicles, 1001 E. Washington St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

West End residents can pay at the District Court office at Forks City Hall, 500 E. Division St., during office hours or in the drop box.

In both Sequim and Forks, payments must be made by check or money order. Cash will not be accepted, and receipts will not be provided.

In Jefferson County, taxes may be paid in person at the courthouse between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Payments also can be placed in drop boxes at the courthouse; the Bank of America, 734 Water St., Port Townsend; the Bank of America, 10 Oak Bay Road, Port Hadlock; American Marine Bank, 9500 Oak Bay Road, Port Ludlow; or the US Bank, 14890 Center Road, Quilcene.

Payments can be mailed to the Clallam County Treasurer, P.O. Box 2129, Port Angeles, WA 98362; or to the Jefferson County Treasurer, P.O. Box 571, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

Other payment options include paying by credit card or electronic check through Official Payment Corp. at 888-272-9829 or at www.officialpayment.com.

Instructions for both are on the back of tax statements. Instructions also are available at www.co.jefferson.wa.us/treasurer and www.clallam.net/Taxes/payment.html.

A fee is charged by the service provider for all credit card payments.

Payments received after the due date are subject to additional interest and penalties.

For more information in Clallam County, phone 360-417-2344.

For more information in Jefferson County, phone 360-385-9150.

Last modified: October 15. 2010 1:02AM
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