Grays Harbor County Treasurer
Second-half 2020 property taxes due November 2; deadline will not be extended
Grays Harbor County property owners who pay their property taxes themselves, rather than through a mortgage lender, have until Monday, November 2 to pay the second half of their 2020 bill. After that date, interest charges and penalties will be added to the tax bill. The King, Pierce and Snohomish county treasurers are also maintaining this deadline in their respective jurisdictions.
While the first half payment deadline was extended to June 1st due to the then-emerging COVID-19 pandemic, an extension of the second half deadline could create substantial financial risk for many cities, counties, school districts, fire districts, hospital districts, and other special purpose districts. These jurisdictions rely heavily on the timely receipt of the year's second installment of property tax revenue to make December debt service payments.
COVID-19 Protocol - Please consider using our specially marked secure dropbox outside the Administration Building in Montesano (do not put cash in dropbox)
The Treasurer's office is opened to the public. Masks are required and social distancing must be maintained. For the safety of all people, we encourage customers to AVOID CASH TRANSACTIONS. Cashier's checks can be obtained at local banks or money orders from the post office.
GO GREEN: Sign up for email statements at https://enoticesonline.com/
EASE OF PAYMENT: ENROLL IN AUTOPAY
Online payments can be made by clicking "Make a Payment" above.
Or taxpayers can pay by phone by following the instructions below.
Please note: A convenience fee is charged with each online or phone payment.
Per RCW 36.29.190, the County cannot absorb the cost of electronic payments.
The convenience fees are assessed and collected by the 3rd party vendor that
handles the payments.
Gray Harbor County DOES NOT receive any of these transaction fees.
To pay by phone using Official Payments
Phone 800-272-9829 and select Option 3: Property Tax
Jurisdiction Code: 5609
R = Real Property (parcel number has 12 digits) Press 1
P= Personal (parcel number starts with a letter) Press 2
Follow the instructions and be sure to make note of your payment confirmation number
**WE CANNOT ACCEPT CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS IN THE OFFICE**
Office is located on the second floor of the County Administration Building
at the corner of Broadway and Main
100 W. Broadway, Suite 22, Montesano, Washington.
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 12 noon
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
By Mail at PO Box 831 - Montesano, WA 98563
By Phone at 360-249-3751
By Email at email@example.com
The county treasurer holds a key position of public trust in the financial affairs of local government. The treasurer is not only the custodian of all county funds but also acts as the "bank" for other units of local government including school, fire, water and local improvement districts.
Primary responsibilities include:
Collecting property taxes (including foreclosure and distraint actions against delinquent accounts), special assessments, excise taxes, gambling taxes and other miscellaneous receipts
Receipting and accounting for all funds and deposits of revenue for the state, county and junior taxing districts
Managing the cash flow of the county, and investing money not needed for immediate expenditure for the benefit of the county and junior taxing districts
Administering short and long term debt financing
Coordinating the provisions of banking services for the county and junior taxing districts