Other Exemption Programs

Non-Profit Use

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.

AgencyContact
Department of RevenueWebsite: dor.wa.gov


Service Members/Widows of Veterans

Active members of the Armed Services and Widows of Veterans may qualify for tax relief. The Department of Revenue administrates these programs.

AgencyContact
Department of RevenueWebsite: dor.wa.gov


Historic Property Improvement

In the City of Bellingham certain improvements to qualifying Historic Property may be exempted from real property taxation.

AgencyDepartmentContact
City of BellinghamPlanning & Community DevelopmentPhone: 360-778-8300
Website: cob.org


Urban Area Multi-Family Improvement

In the Cities of Bellingham and Ferndale, certain multi-family improvements developed in designated urban areas may qualify for exemption from real property taxation.

AgencyDepartmentContact
City of BellinghamPlanning & Community DevelopmentPhone: 360-778-8300
Website: cob.org
City of FerndaleCommunity DevelopmentPhone: 360-685-2379
Website: cityofferndale.org


Tribally Owned Non-Trust (Fee) Property

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.

AgencyContact
Department of RevenueWebsite: dor.wa.gov