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There is a secure drop box located outside the entrance of the Courthouse and a new secure drive-up drop box located across from the Courthouse on the north side of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, both available 24/7. There are also drop boxes located inside the Treasurer’s Office or along the West Wall outside of our office.
This information is located under the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 458-18-215 and may be accessed in the Paying Property Taxes Under Protest (PDF). You must follow the directions provided explicitly in order to maintain your right to an appeal.
Any property/mobile home located in the following city limits are subject to a 1.78% excise tax fee plus an additional $5 for a state technology fee: Grandview, Granger, Mabton, Sunnyside, Union Gap, Wapato, Yakima and Zillah.
All other locations are subject to a 1.53% excise tax fee plus the additional $5 for the state technology fee.
Note: Excise tax and/or transfer fees must be paid in cash or certified funds.
The Washington State Department of Revenue maintains the most current excise tax rates.
There is a Real Estate Excise Tax Supplemental Statement (PDF) that must be signed by both parties, and it must accompany the completion of a Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit and your conveyance document.