Where Property Tax Dollars Go

(2019 Tax Dollar Distribution)

SUMMARY OF PROPERTY TAXES

TAX DISTRICT TOTAL DISTRICT TAXES TOTAL REGULAR LEVIES TOTAL EXCESS LEVIES
Local Schools 133,163,881.51   133,163,881.51
State School 88,690,313.00 88,690,313.00  
County 42,614,865.28 42,614,865.28  
Cities & Towns 38,877,047.62 36,558,858.62 2,318,189.00
Cemetery Districts 234,189.08 234,189.08  
Road District 20,589,108.24 20,589,108.24  
Fire Districts 39,146,101.06 34,750,231.58 4,395,869.48
Timberland Library 12,685,876.07 12,685,876.07  
Medic One 11,101,511.61 11,101,511.61  
Land Conservation Futures 1,404,080.24 1,404,080.24  
Port of Olympia 6,452,560.33 6,452,560.33  
P.U.D. #1 291,207.21 291,207.21  
Park Districts 3,986,888.37 3,986,888.37  
TOTAL LEVIES 399,237,629.62 259,359,689.63 139,877,939.99
PERCENT OF TOTAL   64.96 35.04

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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