Other Exemptions and Relief Programs

Property tax exemption for nonprofit organizations

Churches, government units and many non-profit agencies do not pay tax on property used for a tax-exempt purpose. The Department of Revenue determines which properties are exempt.

AgencyContact
Department of RevenueWebsite: dor.wa.gov


Property tax assistance program widows or widowers of veterans

If you are a senior citizen or disabled person whose primary residence is in Washington State and you are a widow or widower of a qualifying veteran, Department of Revenue may have a program to help you pay your property taxes.

AgencyContact
Department of RevenueWebsite: dor.wa.gov


Historic Property Improvement

In the Cities of Bellingham and Lynden certain improvements to qualifying historic property may be exempted from real property taxation.

AgencyDepartmentContact
City of BellinghamPlanning & Community DevelopmentPhone: 360-778-8300
Website: cob.org
City of LyndenPlanning & Community Development
Phone: 360-354-5532
Website: lyndenwa.org


Urban Area Multi-Family Improvement

In the Cities of Bellingham and Ferndale, certain multi-family improvements developed in designated urban areas may qualify for exemption from real property taxation.

AgencyDepartmentContact
City of BellinghamPlanning & Community DevelopmentPhone: 360-778-8300
Website: cob.org
City of FerndaleCommunity DevelopmentPhone: 360-685-2379
Website: cityofferndale.org


Tribal Property Used for Essential Government Service

Non-trust status property owned by federally recognized tribes may qualify for property tax exemption. The Department of Revenue administrates this program.

AgencyContact
Department of RevenueWebsite: dor.wa.gov