Where Property Tax Dollars Go

(2018 Tax Dollar Distribution)

SUMMARY OF PROPERTY TAXES

TAX DISTRICT TOTAL DISTRICT TAXES TOTAL REGULAR LEVIES TOTAL EXCESS LEVIES
Local Schools 164,954,983.07   164,954,983.07
State School 90,007,408.00 90,007,408.00  
County 40,347,340.12 40,347,340.12  
Cities & Towns 37,709,264.39 35,142,747.84 2,566,516.55
Cemetery Districts 227,669.54 227,669.54  
Road District 21,001,152.56 21,001,152.56  
Fire Districts 35,967,703.37 31,657,069.91 4,310,633.46
Timberland Library 12,311,693.97 12,311,693.97  
Medic One 10,758,206.00 10,758,206.00  
Land Conservation Futures 1,360,660.27 1,360,660.27  
Port of Olympia 6,246,094.76 6,246,094.76  
P.U.D. #1 282,128.30 282,128.30  
Park Districts 3,676,110.93 3,676,110.93  
TOTAL LEVIES 424,850,415.28 253,018,282.20 171,832,133.08
PERCENT OF TOTAL   59.55 40.45

This chart shows how property taxes collected in 2018 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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