Stevens County Treasurer Sue Harnasch has completed the tax roll for the current year’s collection and is providing notification as required by RCW 84.56.020 that the Treasurer’s Office shall now accept tax payment and issue receipts for 2012 taxes.
Harnasch wants to let taxpayers know that their 2012 tax statements were mailed the week of February 21, 2012. If you do not receive your statement, please call the Stevens County Treasurer at (509) 684-2593.
You may now go to our website http://stevenswa.taxsifter.com/Search/Results.aspx to get tax and assessment information as well as pay your bill. We now offer DOXO, which allows you to electronically pay with no fee. You will need to know your parcel number.
First half taxes are due on or before April 30. If taxes are not paid by April 30, interest on the full year’s tax amount will accrue on May 1, 2012. Payments are considered current if they are postmarked on April 30, 2012.
If first half Personal Property tax is not paid by April 30, 2012, the full year will be due. Payments postmarked with May 1 date will have delinquent interest due at the rate of 1 percent per month until paid.
In addition, on June 1, a 3 percent penalty is accrued on the full current year tax.
Business hours for the Stevens County Treasurer’s office are Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. and 1 until 3:30 p.m. There is a payment box available outside the Treasurer’s office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the last week of April & October. Stevens County has a 24 hour Drop Box in the back of the courthouse on the Elm Street entrance.
Delinquent real property taxes for 2009 and prior years will be foreclosed on this year and taxpayers who have 2009 delinquent taxes will have a foreclosure stamp on their statement. Delinquent personal property taxes for 2011 and prior are subject to distraint (seizure of property). Personal property includes mobile homes, business personal property, farm equipment etc. To avoid the start of the foreclosure and/or distraint process, payment must be made on or before April 30, 2012.
The Treasurer asks all taxpayers to read the back of their tax statement for valuable information regarding their taxes.
Senior Citizens and/or disabled persons need to address their exemption status, if it does not reflect on your tax statement, please call the Stevens County Assessor at (509) 684-6161.