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Columbia County Washington Property Tax

$1,257.00 34th of 39

Median Property Tax In Columbia County, Washington


Median Home Value In
Columbia County, Washington

0.86% 22nd of 39

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Columbia County, Washington

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Columbia County is $1,257.00 per year, based on a median home value of $146,800.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 0.86% of property value.

Columbia County collects relatively high property taxes, and is ranked in the top half of all counties in the United States by property tax collections. Of the thirty-nine counties in Washington, Columbia County is ranked 34th by median property taxes, and 22nd by median tax as percentage of home value.

While Columbia County collects a median of 0.86% of a property's each year as property tax, the actual amount of property tax collected is lower compared to the rest of Washington. This is partially because the median property value in Columbia County is $140,400.00 lower than the Washington median property value of $287,200.00.

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 Columbia County Tax Assessor.

Columbia County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

34th out of 39

By median yearly property tax

22nd out of 39

By percentage of median home value

38th out of 39

By percentage of median income

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

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which Washington 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.

Columbia County is located in Washington, which is ranked 12th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Columbia County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

1087th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

1394th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

1369th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how Washington 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 Washington property tax page.

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Columbia County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Columbia County are the responsibility of the Columbia County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Dayton, Washington.

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