March 30, 2020
King County Executive Dow Constantine has extended the first half of 2020 property tax deadlines to June 1, due to financial hardships created by the COVID-19 outbreak. The postponement ONLY applies to taxes paid outside of mortgage escrow accounts, and applies to both real property taxes (buildings and structures) and personal property taxes (equipment used in business).
Banks and other financial institutions that pay property taxes on behalf of their lending customers will still need to meet the original April 30 deadline.
"Many homeowners are facing extraordinary financial challenges during this public health emergency," said Executive Constantine. "My order provides short-term relief for individual taxpayers who own residential or commercial property, while allowing the state, county, cities and special purpose districts to continue meeting community needs as we all pull together to get through this unprecedented crisis."
No interest charges will be added to the tax bill for individual taxpayers who pay the first half of their property taxes by the June 1 due date.
Read the entire press release here.