Where Property Tax Dollars Go

(2021 Tax Dollar Distribution)

SUMMARY OF PROPERTY TAXES

TAX DISTRICT TOTAL DISTRICT TAXES TOTAL REGULAR LEVIES TOTAL EXCESS LEVIES
Local Schools 187,461,328.37   187,461,328.37
State School 117,611,198.00 117,611,198.00  
County 45,381,772.42 45,381,772.42  
Cities & Towns 41,621,430.89 39,412,724.44 2,208,706.45
Cemetery Districts 244,722.93 244,722.93  
Road District 21,359,073.74 21,359,073.74  
Fire Districts 48,080,398.21 40,580,232.60 7,500,165.61
Timberland Library 13,166,723.52 13,166,723.52  
Medic One 11,763,086.20 11,763,086.20  
Land Conservation Futures 1,487,754.20 1,487,754.20  
Port of Olympia 6,936,871.35 6,936,871.35  
P.U.D. #1 308,575.35 308,575.35  
Park Districts 6,263,611.83 6,263,611.83  
TOTAL LEVIES 501,686,547.01 304,516,346.58 197,170,200.43
PERCENT OF TOTAL   60.70 39.30

This chart shows how property taxes collected in 2020 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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