Real Property Taxes

First half taxes are due by April 30. If payment is late, total amount of tax becomes delinquent resulting in interest and penalty calculated on entire amount due for the year. Second half taxes become delinquent after October 31. Postmarks are accepted as payment date. If total tax for the year is less than $50, the entire amount must be paid by April 30.

Your canceled check is your receipt. Checks accepted are subject to collection. Non-payment by bank voids receipt. Returned check charge $25. Resolution No. 217-1981 12/1/81.

Interest on delinquent tax is computed monthly from the date of delinquency to the date of payment at the rate per annum prescribed by law. (1% per month).


Penalty of three percent is assessed on the amount of tax delinquent on June 1 of the year in which the tax is due. An additional penalty of eight percent is assessed on the total amount of tax delinquent on December 1 of the year in which the tax is due.

When paying any delinquent tax after calculation date, contact this office 360-378-2171 for correct interest and penalty due. Delinquent payments received for incorrect amounts will be returned.

Credit Card Payments

Credit card payments are accepted online through the county Property Search page. You can search by Account Number, Owner Name, Propery Address or DBA. Then select the "View Details" of your property search results record.
There will be a fee charged for this service by PointAndPay.Net and American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Cards are accepted.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, VISA, Electronic Check
Senior Citizens & Disabled Persons
If you own and occupy a residence or mobile home, are 61 years of age or older, or retired because of disability and have income of $35,000 or less you may be entitled to a property tax exemption. (RCW 84.36.385) You must, however, report changes which affect the status of the tax exemption to the county assessor or you may be liable for back taxes, interest and penalties. For application forms and further information, contact the San Juan County Assessor at P.O. Box 1519, Friday Harbor, WA 98250-1519 or call 360-378-2172.

Taxes Paid Under Protest
To preserve your right to seek a court ordered refund, you must comply with requirement of the law (RCW 84.68.020 and WC 458.18.215). Please contact the Assessor's Office 360-378-2172 for further details.

Real Property Taxes Delinquent for 3 Years are Subject to Foreclosure (RCW 84.64.050).
Contact the Assessor's Office at 360-378-2172 about:
  • Assessed Valuation
  • Close of Business
  • Legal Description
  • Levy Rates
  • Tax Exemptions

Contact the Treasurer's Office at 360-378-2171 about:
  • Change of Address
  • Delinquent Tax
  • Excise Tax
  • Interest Charges
  • Mobile Home Movement Permit