Welcome to the Treasurer's Home Page

Our office continues to strongly encourage self-service methods to conduct your business whenever possible. The Treasurer's office has a secure drop box, checked throughout the day. It is located at the main entrance of the Court House (Sheriff side).

The county treasurer holds a key position of public trust in the financial affairs of local government.  Acting as the bank for the county, school districts, fire districts, special purpose districts and other units of local government, the treasurer’s office receipts, disburses, invests and accounts for the funds of each of these entities.  In addition, the treasurer is charged with the collection of various taxes that benefit a wide range of governmental functions.

  1. Receipting and Accounting of Revenue
  2. Collection of Taxes
  3. Disbursement of Funds

As the depository for all funds, fees collected by other county offices as well as those collected by the various districts, are forwarded to the treasurer for custody. State and federal monies allocated to local governments are transmitted to the treasurer and are deposited to the proper funds. Monthly reports are prepared to show the accounting transactions by fund for each unit of government.

Property taxes are a major source of revenue to local governments. Property taxes are billed by the county treasurer based on the assessment roll from the Assessor. The county treasurer also bills and collects special assessments authorized by the voters to fund improvements or to provide a specific service to property owners within a localized district.

The county treasurer acts as an agent for the Washington State Department of Revenue to administer and collect the real estate excise tax on the conveyance of real property. These taxes, which help fund the state public school system and local government capital improvements, are paid by the seller as a percentage of the sale price.

  1. Cash Management
  2. Debt Management
  3. Investment of Funds

The treasurer manages the cash flow of the county and invests funds not needed for immediate expenditures for the county and special purpose districts.