Second half of 2012 property taxes due on Halloween

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Halloween just got a lot more scary for some King County property owners. Those residents have until Oct. 31 to pay second half 2012 property taxes. Interest charges and penalties will be added to the tax bill after Oct. 31. To make the process easier, King County provides several ways for property owners to pay their taxes quickly and conveniently.

Tax payments can be made:

• By mail if postmarked no later than Oct. 31. Taxpayers should include a tax statement and write the property tax account number on their check or money order. Cash should not be sent through the mail.

• In person at the King County Administration Building, Room 600 - Treasury Operations, 500 Fourth Ave., Seattle, 98104, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Treasury Operations will be open until 5 p.m. on Oct. 31.

• At King County Community Service Centers if paid by check for the exact amount due. Taxpayers can find the address, phone number and operating hours of the center in their neighborhood by visiting

• Online using King County’s convenient, secure online eTax application. Taxpayers may pay accounts with a credit card or an electronic debit from a checking account called an “eCheck.”

The online option provides immediate payment confirmation for current year or delinquent property tax bills. To pay online or view property tax information, taxpayers can visit


For questions about missing tax statements or other tax payment information, contact King County Treasury Operations through its website at or by calling 206-296-0923.

Information on senior citizen exemption and deferral programs can be obtained from the King County Assessor’s Office at 206-296-3920.


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