Treasurer

March 25, 2020

In an effort to protect the health of our community and our employees, the Treasurer’s office is closed to the public effective March 24, 2020 until further notice.  Our office will continue to conduct transactions through the USPS, email, and by phone. 

Property Tax Payments

Property tax payments may be made by sending them through the USPS, by paying online at sanjuanco.com or by calling 877-816-9299 (a fee is charged by the third party servicer.) We will not be accepting payments at the counter, however, there is a drop box in the hallway near our office if you prefer to hand deliver the payment.  

Real Estate Tax Affidavits (REETA)

We offer e-REET recording and encourage the use of this service. Real Estate Tax Affidavits may also be mailed through the USPS.

Boundary Line Modificatons and Survey Maps

Both of these documents require a signature, please call our office to make an appointment. 

If you have questions, please call our office at 360-378-2171 or email us at treasurer@sanjuanco.com.

Our web page will be updated as new information becomes available.  Thank you for your understanding as we work through these unusual circumstances.

Please stay safe and be well! 

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 Goals

The Treasurer’s Office strives to provide exemplary service to all our customers by being responsive, courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. We are committed to maintaining public trust in the performance of our duties.

 What We Do

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.

Property Taxes & Special Assessments

  • Bill and collect assessments for the "ULID" Districts
  • Collect and receipt tax/assessment payments
  • Create Real and Personal Property Tax Rolls
  • Maintain Utility Local Improvement Districts Assessment Rolls
  • Perform tax cancellations and supplements when property boundaries are changed and changes to tax status for tax exemption programs
  • Print and mail tax and assessment statements

Excise Taxes

  • Agent for Department of Revenue Special Tax Division
  • Collect State and County Excise Tax on Real Property Sales
  • Compute and distribute Leasehold and Timber Excise Tax due to eligible taxing districts
  • Maintain County’s historical records for Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavits

Accounting/Cash Management

Account for and prepare monthly reports to State Agencies and Town of Friday Harbor for monies collected on their behalf by the County

  • Coordinate County Bond Sales
  • Invest and manage residual cash to cash flow requirements
  • Invest funds for Junior Districts and School district by order of legislative authority
  • Manage accounting records for all revenues received, treasurer’s checks disbursed and prepare monthly reports for County departments, Junior Districts, School Districts, for revenue and expenditure activity.
  • Perform daily and monthly reconciliation with depositary bank to balance deposits and disbursements for all funds.
  • Responsible for bond issue and long term debt payments for County, Junior and School Districts.

Foreclosure & Distraint of Real & Personal Property

  • Conducts Treasurer’s Tax Foreclosure Sale
  • Distrains (Seizes and sells personal property or liens to real property) for non payment of property taxes.
  • Maintains records of property with delinquent taxes

Sales & Lodging Tax

  • Compile monthly, quarterly and YTD distribution reports
  • Monitor Lodging Tax Collections for County
  • Monitor sales tax collections for County

Bankruptcy

  • File Claims for tax payments with Courts and track status of property owner cases.