Where Property Tax Dollars Go

(2012 Tax Dollar Distribution)

SUMMARY OF PROPERTY TAXES

TAX DISTRICT TOTAL DISTRICT TAXES TOTAL REGULAR LEVIES TOTAL EXCESS LEVIES
Local Schools* 126,028,449.67   126,028,449.67
State School 62,921,582.00 62,921,582.00  
County 33,889,736.60 $33,889,736.60  
Cities & Towns* 28,733,648.94 26,009,192.48 2,724,456.46
Cemetery Districts 194,398.21 194,398.21  
Road District 19,928,933.20 19,928,933.20  
Fire Districts* 26,705,945.99 24,419,619.53 2,286,326.46
Timberland Library 9,838,725.14 9,838,725.14  
Medic One 9,378,600.06 9,378,600.06  
Land Conservation Futures 1,186,186.68 1,186,186.68  
Port of Olympia 4,738,837.00 4,738,837.00  
P.U.D. #1 246,145.54 246,145.54  
Tanglewilde Park 51,593.47 51,593.47  
TOTAL LEVIES 323,842,782.50 192,803,549.91 131,039,232.59
PERCENT OF TOTAL   59.54 40.46

This chart shows how property taxes collected in 2012 are distributed among the 43 taxing districts throughout Thurston County. About 40 percent of the property taxes come from excess levies approved by a vote of the people. Voters see value in good schools, good fire protection, and good emergency response and "give permission" for increased taxes when they pass property tax levies.

* = districts with voter-approved levies


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