Levies and Taxes
(quotes from the Homeowner's Guide to Property Taxes, WA State DOR)
Property Tax Rates and limitations
Property tax rates are expressed in dollars per thousand dollars of assessed property value. Assessors set the levy rate based on the taxing district's budget request, the total assessed value of the taxing district, and any applicable limitations.
Property tax limitations restrict or limit increases to property tax rates. Two such limitations include the One-Percent Constitutional Limit and the Levy Limit.
Property tax rates vary
Since various factors determine property tax rates, the amount of property tax due on comparable properties may vary throughout a county. The three main factors that determine the tax rate include:
- various combinations of taxing districts in different areas of the county
- budget amount for each taxing district, and
- voter-approved special levies and bonds.
calculating your taxes
If you know the assessed value of your property and the tax levy rate, you can estimate the amount of tax. For example, if the assessed value of your property is $100,000 and the levy rate is $15 per thousand dollars of value, your estimated tax will be $1,500.
Ferry County Rates and Taxes
By selecting one of the pages below, you can view either levy rates for each tax code area or actual taxing district tax collections. PDF formatting.
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