Where Property Tax Dollars Go

(2017 Tax Dollar Distribution)

SUMMARY OF PROPERTY TAXES

TAX DISTRICT TOTAL DISTRICT TAXES TOTAL REGULAR LEVIES TOTAL EXCESS LEVIES
Local Schools 161,130,337.19   161,130,337.19
State School 59,746,954.00 59,746,954.00  
County 37,961,116.83 37,961,116.83  
Cities & Towns 34,115,087.06 31,559,043.33 2,556,043.73
Cemetery Districts 222,771.39 222,771.39  
Road District 22,027,463.98 22,027,463.98  
Fire Districts 33,539,431.73 29,654,065.81 3,885,365.92
Timberland Library 11,991,648.54 11,991,648.54  
Medic One 10,514,593.59 10,514,593.59  
Land Conservation Futures 1,329,848.31 1,329,848.31  
Port of Olympia 5,199,373.29 5,199,373.29  
P.U.D. #1 275,952.09 275,952.09  
Park Districts 3,409,386.22 3,409,386.22  
TOTAL LEVIES 381,463,964.22 213,892,217.38 167,571,746.84
PERCENT OF TOTAL   56.07 43.93

This chart shows how property taxes collected in 2017 are distributed among the 44 taxing districts throughout Thurston County. About 44 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.


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