Okanogan County Treasurer Leah Mc Cormack reminds taxpayers that 2018 second-half property taxes and irrigation assessments are due and must be postmarked by Wednesday, Oct. 31. Interest and penalty will start accruing on Thursday, Nov. 1. If you are mailing your taxes or assessments, send your payment to: Okanogan County Treasurer, P.O. Box 111, Okanogan, […]
Twisp OKs 1-percent tax increase
A 1-percent increase in the property tax and EMS levies was approved by the Twisp Town Council on Monday (Oct. 30). One percent is the maximum increase in tax revenue that can be levied by any taxing districts under state law. The EMS levy supports Aero Methow Rescue Service, and the increase amounts to $463 […]
Okanogan County to receive $2.4 million in PILT funds in 2017 to offset tax losses
Okanogan County will receive $2.4 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), which are federal payments to local governments that help offset losses in property taxes due to non-taxable federal land within their boundaries.
The payments are made annually for tax-exempt federal lands, which include …
Last-half property taxes due to Okanogan County
Last-half Okanogan County property taxes and irrigation assessments are due (or must be postmarked by) Monday, Oct. 31. Interest and penalties start accruing Nov. 1 for any unpaid taxes. Mail your taxes or assessments to Okanogan County Treasurer, P.O. Box 111, Okanogan, WA 98840. Payments by credit card are accepted at www.okanogancounty.org/Treasurer or by calling 1-877-737-4772. […]
County’s new construction value on par with recent years
The value of new construction in Okanogan County in the past year is fairly consistent with value picked up annually since 2011, with the only spike recorded in 2015.
New construction in Okanogan County in 2016 was valued at $40.7 million, a 20-percent drop from the $50.6 million added last year.
“The spike in total new construction for …
New property tax assessments in mail
The Okanogan County assessor’s office has completed the inspection of properties located primarily within the Methow Valley School District. The assessor will mail out approximately 9,500 notices of change in taxable value this week. By state law, one-sixth of the county must be physically inspected each year. Most of the land within the Methow Valley […]
Taxable business property lists due
The annual itemized list of personal property used in a business, ranch or farm is due to the Okanogan County assessor. State law requires all businesses to submit a list of all taxable personal property as of Jan. 1, including desks and chairs, computers, display cases, camera security systems, furniture used in nightly rentals, farm […]
No penalties to change tax status for local lands damaged by wildfires, county says
Property owners who own land within the Okanogan Complex Fire boundary – including the Twisp River Fire — that is in any of the county’s open-space property tax classifications can request to have their property removed from the classification without paying the additional tax, interest and penalty normally associated with removal. Property owners must make the request to […]
News briefs: Dec. 30, 2015
Outdoor burn ban imposed in county A stage 1 burn ban was imposed Tuesday (Dec. 29) in Okanogan, Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Asotin and Walla Walla counties, the state Department of Ecology (DOE) announced. The ban will continue through at least 10 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 4), DOE said. DOE said it […]
News briefs: Nov. 4, 2015
Veterans Day closures It’s open to speculation how much anyone will be able to get done next Wednesday (Nov. 11), the Veterans Day holiday. Post offices, banks, libraries, school districts and all levels of government — local, county, state and federal — will be taking the day off. That will be complicated by a power […]