Property Tax Relief

The Revised Code of Washington provides several programs that offer property tax relief to qualifying applicants. Please select from the list below for more information and links regarding a particular program.

Exemptions granted to qualifed recipients do NOT have to be repaid. There are several types of exemptions available, including:


There is a difference between a deferral and an exemption. Deferred taxes become a lien on the property, and the deferred amount plus interest must be repaid. There are two types of property tax deferrals available:


Upon approval, some land can be taxed according to its current use rather than its highest and best use. The property owner must agree to use the land only for a specific approved purpose and, in exchange for that agreement, the land is then taxed on a reduced value. If the land ceases to be used for the purpose for which it was granted classification, there are generally compensating and/or additional taxes assessed. The following programs are available: