Churches, government units and many non-profit agencies do not pay tax on property used for a tax-exempt purpose. The Department of Revenue determines which properties are exempt.
Active members of the Armed Services and Widows of Veterans may qualify for tax relief. The Department of Revenue administrates these programs.
In the City of Bellingham certain improvements to qualifying Historic Property may be exempted from real property taxation.
In the Cities of Bellingham and Ferndale, certain multi-family improvements developed in designated urban areas may qualify for exemption from real property taxation.
Non-trust status property owned by federally recognized tribes may qualify for property tax exemption. The Department of Revenue administrates applications and qualification for this program.