Tax Statement Information

Property Tax Statements

Each year, Washington County mails Property Tax Statements by March 31. A Notice of Valuation and Classification for taxes payable in the following year is mailed in the same envelope.

Property Tax Statements are also available on our online property information website. You will need to have your property identification number or your address available to access this information.

Property Tax Calculations

Property taxes do not have a set rate like income or sales taxes. With property taxes, taxing jurisdictions determine the dollar amount to raise from property taxes. This is called the "levy." The levy is divided by the total value of the tax base of the taxing jurisdiction to arrive at a tax rate. The tax rate is multiplied by the value of each individual parcel to determine each parcel’s share of the property tax liability. It is possible that taxes may go up even if values went down. The property tax on an individual parcel is affected by a number of factors including:
  • Spending decisions (levy) of each taxing jurisdiction
  • Change in value (tax base) of a taxing jurisdiction
  • Change in your parcel’s value
  • How does the value change on your parcel compare to the value change on other parcels, did it go up or down more or less than average?
  • Changes due to Homestead Benefit Change
Want to know if the tax change on a property is generally what other taxpayers are experiencing? This document has information on property taxes in Washington County. This includes information such as counts of parcels by range of tax increase/decrease, and maps of the percentage change in taxes.

Looking for an estimate of what taxes would be if property was homesteaded? This interactive calculator allows you to enter the value of the property and select the location in the county and will provide an estimate of property taxes if the property is homestead vs. non-homestead.

Property Tax Refunds

You may be eligible for one or both of the following refunds if you owned and lived in your home on Jan. 2, 2016 and Jan. 2, 2017.
  • Regular Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) and Renter's Property Tax Refund Your household income for 2016 must be less than $108,660 (for 2016, less than $107,930). The maximum refund is $2,660.
  • Special Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) and Renter's Property Tax Refund: There is no income limit, but net property tax on your homestead property must have increased by more than 12 percent from 2016 to 2017. The increase must be at least $100. The maximum refund is $1,000.