You can estimate what your property tax bill will be if you know the assessed value of your property and the tax levy rate.
Levy rates are expressed in dollars per thousand dollars of assessed value. An example levy rate might look like: 10.1823184409
The calculation for estimating property tax is:
Assessed Value x Levy Rate ÷ 1,000 = Estimated Tax
Here is an example on how the calculation would look if the assessed value of a property is $200,000 and the levy rate is 10.1823.
First, we take the $200,000 of assessed value and multiply it by the levy rate of 10.1823 to get a result of 2,036,460. This 2,036,460 is then divided by 1,000 to give a result of $2,036.46 for the estimated tax.
Some properties depending on their location or certain conditions might have a special assessment added to their property tax. This is separate from the levy rate.
Below is a list of some of the special assessments along with the department that can give additional information.
|On-Site Sewage||OSS||Whatcom County Health Department||whatcomcounty.us/360/Health-Department|
|Garbage Collection Fee||GRBPR||Whatcom County Health Department||whatcomcounty.us/360/Health-Department|
|Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management||BBWARM||Whatcom County Public Works||whatcomcounty.us/308/Public-Works|
|Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility||LWSU||Whatcom County Public Works||whatcomcounty.us/308/Public-Works|
|Diking, Drainage, McAulay Creek Flood, Lighting, Subzones||Whatcom County Public Works||whatcomcounty.us/308/Public-Works|
|Foreclosure Warning Notice||FWN||Whatcom County Treasurer||whatcomcounty.us/331/Treasurer|
|Fire Patrol||Washington State Department of National Resources||dnr.wa.gov|
|Watershed Improvement Districts||Ag Water Board of Whatcom County||agwaterboard.com|