We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm. Please see the posted holiday schedule for days that we are closed.
We are located on the second floor of the Pend Oreille County Courthouse at 625 W. 4th St. in Newport, Washington. Contact our office if you need further directions.
Tax bill are mailed annually, generally within the month of February. However, tax bills may be sent later than February if there is a delay in receiving the tax rolls from the County Assessor.
First half taxes or full payment are due April 30. Second half taxes are due October 31. If the due date falls on a weekend, the payments will be accepted the next business day. Please note, state law considers the full amount payable in April, but allows for two installments unless the tax is under $50. If the first installment is not made, interest and penalty will accumulate on the entire amount of tax.
You may make your payment in person or mail your payment. An official Post Office postmark determines the payment for all mailed payments. If you are sending your payment by air express or similar service, the Treasurer’s Office will verify a “sent date” with the carrier in the event that it is necessary.
Yes. Property taxes may be paid online or by telephone with a credit card or debit card through Official Payments Corporation. You will need your geo/parcel number or your property identification number (PID), tax payment amount, the jurisdiction code (5677) and your credit card. Official Payments accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
In addition, we are now able to accept payments by E-checks.
If paying by telephone, call 1-800-272-9829. If paying online, go to www.officialpayments.com.
Official Payments Corporation charges a nominal fee for this service. The E-check fee is lower than fees for credit and debit cards.
Yes, you may pay any delinquent year in full, with interest and penalty, without paying the current year.
No. You may pay your first half taxes, with interest and penalty calculated on the full year’s taxes, through October 31.
No. Washington state law (RCW 84.56.020) does not allow the Treasurer to accept partial payments.
The Treasurer’s office may have an incorrect mailing address or we may be holding the statement for an adjustment from the Assessor’s office that needs to be completed prior to mailing (i.e. senior or disability exemptions).
Contact the Treasurer’s office to verify your information if you have not received your statement by mid-March.
Contact the Treasurer’s office and a duplicate statement can be mailed to you.
Address changes must be in writing and may be done by mail, fax, email or in person. Please include the property owners contact information and also the tax parcel numbers with the request.
Contact the Treasurer’s office with the correct address. We are now mailing tax statements to the property owner, so the owner is aware of the status of their taxes. We export the entire tax billing to mortage companies and tax service companies. However, we do appreciate notification that a mortage company no longer pays your taxes. It is the responsibility of the property owner to provide any change of taxpayer information to the Treasurer’s office. Do not assume that your mortgage company will provide this information to the Treasurer’s office on your behalf.
We are now mailing tax statements to the property owner of record, so the owner is aware of the status of their taxes. We export the entire tax billing to mortage companies and tax service companies. If you have not received a statement by mid-March, contact the Treasurer’s office and a duplicate statement can be mailed to you.
Yes. This program is administered by the Pend Oreille County Assessor’s office. All question or requests for information should be directed to the Assessor’s office at (509) 447-4312.
Paying Taxes Under Protest Taxpayers are required to take the following actions at the time you pay the property tax in order to petition your case with the Superior Court: (1) present a separate written protest to the County Treasurer at the time of payment of the tax; and (2) list in writing all the reasons why you feel the tax is unlawful or unfair. You may also file a petition contesting your valuation with the County Board of Equalization. For additional information regarding appealing your property valuation to the Board of Equalization.