Financial Services

  1. Assessor

    The Assessor's primary duty is to determine the value of all taxable real and personal property for the purpose of equitable tax distribution for various taxing districts.

    1. Levies & Taxing Districts

      Review multiple charts and graphs explaining the use of real and property tax revenue.

    2. Parcel Search and Maps

      Parcel Search and Maps

    3. Current Use Programs

      The Open Space Taxation Act, enacted in 1970, allows property owners to have their open space, farm and agricultural, and timberlands valued at their current use rather than their highest and best use.

    4. Exemptions & Tax Relief

      If you are a senior citizen or if you are disabled, Washington State has two programs that may help you to pay your property taxes and/or special assessments.

    5. Business Personal Property

      Personal Property Tax is the mirror image of Real Property Tax.

    6. Ownership Transfers

    7. Change of Mailing Address

    8. Useful Information

  2. Auditor

    The County Auditor's Office is responsible for financial services, supervising elections, registering voters, licensing and recording of legal documents.

    1. Accounting Division

      The San Juan County Auditor's Office Accounting Division performs eight distinct financial functions.

    2. Elections Division

      Find information about voter registration, polling locations, candidate filings, redistricting, and candidate information.

    3. Licensing Division

      Learn how to apply for drivers, vehicle, vessel, marriage, and dog licenses.

    4. Recording Division

      By RCW 36.22.010, the County Auditor is the “recorder of deeds and other instruments in writing which by law are to be filed and recorded in and for the county for which he or she is elected.”

    5. Budget and Quarterly Reports

  3. Treasurer

    The County Treasurer serves as the Ex Officio Treasurer for Junior Districts and School Districts and is the custodian of all funds for the County, Junior Districts and School Districts.

    1. Excise Tax

      Unless otherwise specifically exempt from tax, all sales are subject to the excise tax.

    2. Excise Tax Searches

      Use the databases to search for excise tax affidavits from 1952 to present.

    3. Foreclosure Information

      There are different types of property sold at Treasurer's sales and here you will find general information on real property tax foreclosure sales.

    4. Land Bank Tax

      The San Juan County Land Bank Tax also known as Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) is a tax authorized by the voters of San Juan County pursuant to the enablement and requirements of Chapters 82.45 and 82.46 RCW.

    5. Mobile Home Movement

      Before mobile homes can be moved a tax certificate for mobile home movement must be completed.

    6. Search Parcel and Pay Property Taxes

    7. Personal Property Taxes

      Personal property as defined by the State of Washington includes the assets of a business or utility, aircraft hangar, mobile homes independent of real property, farm equipment and houseboats.

    8. Real Property Taxes

      Learn how to pay for real property taxes.

    9. Utility Local Improvement Districts

      Assessment districts are formed to provide a specific service or benefit to lands contained within its boundaries.