Where Property Tax Dollars Go

(2014 Tax Dollar Distribution)

SUMMARY OF PROPERTY TAXES

TAX DISTRICT TOTAL DISTRICT TAXES TOTAL REGULAR LEVIES TOTAL EXCESS LEVIES
Local Schools 129,306,117.01   129,306,117.01
State School 60,212,230.00 60,212,230.00  
County 35,165,585.96 $35,165,585.96  
Cities & Towns 29,784,774.12 27,201,551.29 2,583,222.83
Cemetery Districts 204,531.52 204,531.52  
Road District 20,661,714.00 20,661,714.00  
Fire Districts 26,767,421.25 24,737,371.05 2,030,050.20
Timberland Library 10,500,606.87 10,500,606.87  
Medic One 9,738,937.35 9,738,937.35  
Land Conservation Futures 1,231,745.41 1,231,745.41  
Port of Olympia 4,943,581.80 4,943,581.80  
P.U.D. #1 255,599.16 255,599.16  
Tanglewilde Park & Rec 60,600.00 60,600.00  
TOTAL LEVIES 328,833,444.45 194,914,054.41 133,919,390.04
PERCENT OF TOTAL   59.27 40.73

This chart shows how property taxes collected in 2014 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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