October 17, 2006
Contact: PJ Callahan
Phone: (360) 337-4481
Property Taxes Due October 31
Stephenson, Kitsap County Treasurer, would like to remind residents that
second-half 2006 property taxes are due no later than October 31, 2006.
Statements for both halves are mailed annually in February; therefore, no
new statements will be mailed.
Taxpayers whose taxes are not paid through a mortgage company and do not
have a copy of their tax statement should call the Treasurer’s Office at
360-337-7135 for a duplicate copy, or access their tax statement online by
clicking on the link at the top of the home page on the county’s website at
www.kitsapgov.com. The link guides
viewers to a Parcel Locator application that provides public tax information
by address or tax identification number. Taxpayers can also use the Parcel
Locator to determine if the tax payment they made has been posted and on
what date. Taxpayers can also confirm that their mortgage company made their
tax payment, if they have that arrangement. This information is available
online by downloading the appropriate tax statement and clicking on “View:
Receipt(s) on file.” Taxpayers are responsible for paying their second-half
property taxes by October 31, 2006, in order to avoid interest and
Treasurer’s Office also allows taxpayers to choose from a number of
convenient methods for paying taxes. According to Stephenson, “We have
expanded the payment options available to taxpayers, in order to make it as
easy as possible for people to use the same method to pay their taxes as
they are accustomed to in paying their other bills.”
Payments may be made in person at the Treasurer’s Office, located on the 3rd
floor of the Kitsap
Building at 619 Division Street in Port Orchard, or checks can be mailed to
Kitsap County Treasurer, PO Box 169, Port Orchard, WA 98366. Mailed payments
must be postmarked no later than October 31, 2006. An E-Payment system has
also been added to allow taxpayers to pay via electronic check through the
Kitsap County website, which helps speed up the collection process.
Taxpayers can also enroll in a debit program that automatically debits their
bank account for tax payments on an ongoing basis. Payments can also be made
by phone or online with a credit card.
information about all payment methods is available online or by contacting
the Treasurer’s Office at 360-337-7135.