Auto-Pay

Pay Your Taxes Using Auto-Pay
Enroll in our Auto-Pay program to have the Whatcom County Treasurer automatically deduct your tax payment(s) from your U.S. financial institution checking or savings account.

Fill out the enrollment form (PDF) and return it to our office. Then on April 30 and October 31, or the next business day should these dates fall on a weekend or holiday, your tax payment(s) will be made automatically for the amount shown on your tax payment coupon(s). Or, if you choose to pay the full year, this will be done on April 30. You must however, complete and return the form by the stated deadlines of March 15 or September 15.

The authorization remains in effect until the Treasurer has received written notification from you, no less than 30 days before the next payment date. Or, at such time that a payment is refused by your financial institution for any reason (these will incur a returned item fee in the amount currently in effect at the time of return).

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Print the enrollment form (PDF).
  2. Fill out the form, including the appropriate signature(s) for the account.
  3. Attach a voided check, if using a checking account.
  4. Be sure all property IDs are listed that you wish to enroll.
  5. Mail the form with attachments to:
    Whatcom County Treasurer
    PO Box 5268
    Bellingham, WA 98227-5268.
  6. We will enroll your properties and send you a letter confirming enrollment.
If you already participate in the Auto-Pay program, and you need to:
  • Change your bank account number: print the change form (PDF), then follow the instructions as detailed above and include a note that this is a change of bank account. We will make the change and send you a letter confirming the change has been completed.
  • Add properties: print the change form (PDF), then follow the instructions as detailed above and include a letter requesting that we add the properties to your account. We will enroll your properties and send you a letter confirming enrollment.
  • Stop the Auto-Pay deduction: print the cancellation form (PDF), fill it out, sign it, and mail it to the address shown above. We will remove the indicated properties and send you a letter confirming cancellation.