Where Property Tax Dollars Go

(2015 Tax Dollar Distribution)

SUMMARY OF PROPERTY TAXES

TAX DISTRICT TOTAL DISTRICT TAXES TOTAL REGULAR LEVIES TOTAL EXCESS LEVIES
Local Schools 140,989,761.03   140,989,761.03
State School 61,078,633.00 61,078,633.00  
County 35,961,427.73 35,961,427.73  
Cities & Towns 30,765,046.65 28,202,042.73 2,563,003.92
Cemetery Districts 209,569.00 209,569.00  
Road District 21,062,365.13 21,062,365.13  
Fire Districts 29,790,431.53 27,268,251.24 2,522,180.29
Timberland Library 11,026,493.09 11,026,493.09  
Medic One 9,958,158.20 9,958,158.20  
Land Conservation Futures 1,259,473.23 1,259,473.23  
Port of Olympia 5,009,484.14 5,009,484.14  
P.U.D. #1 261,351.58 261,351.58  
Tanglewilde Park & Rec 61,206.00 61,206.00  
TOTAL LEVIES 347,433,400.31 201,358,455.07 146,074,945.24
PERCENT OF TOTAL   57.96 42.04

This chart shows how property taxes collected in 2015 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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