Where Property Tax Dollars Go

(2022 Tax Dollar Distribution)

SUMMARY OF PROPERTY TAXES

TAX DISTRICT TOTAL DISTRICT TAXES TOTAL REGULAR LEVIES TOTAL EXCESS LEVIES
Local Schools 199,591,798.65   199,591,798.65
State School 126,128,827.00 126,128,827.00  
County 46,331,142.34 46,331,142.34  
Cities & Towns 42,418,456.77 40,682,636.63 1,735,820.14
Cemetery Districts 249,313.97 249,313.97  
Road District 22,143,701.12 22,143,701.12  
Fire Districts 53,175,557.94 45,116,004.11 8,059,553.83
Timberland Library 13,615,102.83 13,615,102.83  
Medic One 16,490,616.03 16,490,616.03  
Land Conservation Futures 1,527,882.40 1,527,882.40  
Port of Olympia 7,124,011.63 7,124,011.63  
P.U.D. #1 317,037.69 317,037.69  
Park Districts 6,876,080.50 6,876,080.50  
TOTAL LEVIES 535,989,528.87 326,602,356.25 209,387,172.62
PERCENT OF TOTAL   60.93 39.07

This chart shows how property taxes collected in 2022 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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