King County Property Taxes Explained

How is your property tax money spent?

According to the King County Assessor’s office, your tax payment goes to:

51.4% – State and Local Schools

17.4% – Cities

16.5% – King County

4.6% – Surface Water Management Fees

4.2% – Fire, Hospitals and other Districts

2.8% – Libraries

1.9% – Port of Seattle

1.1% – Ferry/Flood

For further explanation of how your taxes are spent or other property tax related questions, visit the King County Assessor website.