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Washington County New York Property Tax

$2,875.00 26th of 62

Median Property Tax In Washington County, New York


Median Home Value In
Washington County, New York

2.10% 31st of 62

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Washington County, New York

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Washington County is $2,875.00 per year, based on a median home value of $137,000.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 2.10% of property value.

Washington County collects very high property taxes, and is among the top 25% of counties in the United States ranked by property tax collections. Of the sixty-two counties in New York, Washington County is ranked 26th by median property taxes, and 31st by median tax as percentage of home value.

Washington County has lower property taxes than many other New York counties. The median home value is $137,000.00, compared to the median property value in New York of $306,000.00

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Washington County Tax Assessor.

Washington County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

26th out of 62

By median yearly property tax

31st out of 62

By percentage of median home value

16th out of 62

By percentage of median income

You can see how Washington County (highlighted in green) compares to the sixty-two other counties in New York with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in New York, see our New York county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which New York counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Washington County is located in New York, which is ranked 4th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Washington County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

181st out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

56th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

75th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how New York as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the New York property tax page.

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Washington County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Washington County are the responsibility of the Washington County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Fort Edward, New York.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Washington County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Washington County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Washington County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Washington County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Washington County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
newyork Property Tax Data
New York Department of Taxation and Finance
Tax Statistics & References