Thurston County Courthouse

Thurston County Courthouse

The first-half property tax payments for 2020 will now be due June 1, Thurston County Treasurer Jeff Gadman said.

This was an extension of the traditional April 30 deadline, the county’s office of the treasurer said in a press release on Monday. The county is hoping those who can pay on the traditional timeline will, as those funds are directed to essential services such as Thurston County Medic One, law enforcement and other emergency services.

Late fees for those opting to file past the April 30 deadline have also been waived. This change in due date does not apply to intermediaries, including mortgage servicing companies, or for the payment of delinquent property taxes from a previous year.

“It’s a delicate balance trying to assist our property owners affected by this pandemic and ensure our local government operations have funding to continue serving our community,” Gadman said in a statement. “Property taxes paid on time will help us provide essential services in response to COVID-19 and help offset the revenue we don’t receive from those who cannot pay on time.”

Almost all of Thurston County’s facilities are currently closed due to the spread of COVID-19.

Residents can drop off payments — in check, cashier’s check or money order — at the courthouse complex, or can pay online at the Office of the Treasurer’s website.

For more information, visit www.thurstoncountywa.gov/treasurer.

Call 360-786-5550 or email trsr@co.thurston.wa.us for more details.

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