Washington does not provide an automatic exemption from property taxes for nonprofit organizations even though they may be exempt from federal taxes. However, state law provides tax relief to nonprofit entities that engage in certain specific public benefit activities.
In most situations, nonprofit ownership is required to qualify for exemption and the organization must conduct an activity specifically identified in the exemption laws. The use of the property determines the exemption.
Additional information on qualifications, applications and renewals can be found in the Washington State Department of Revenue brochure HERE or contact:
Department of Revenue Exempt Property Section P.O. Box 47471 Olympia WA 98504-7471
For information on existing exemptions contact:
Kitsap County Assessor's OfficeShannon Lewis, Assessment Admin Supervisorslewis@co.kitsap.wa.us 360.337.7094