Treasurer's Office COVID-19 FAQ
It is our goal throughout these unprecedented times to continue offering the services you expect from us with the least amount of interruption. Below are some frequently asked questions regarding our current operations.
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When will the Treasurer’s Office re-open to the public?
The Treasurer’s Office is currently closed to the public due to the Governor's state of emergency re-opening order. Customers are not being served in-person as you may be accustomed to. Our office is preparing to re-open with necessary social distancing measures in place. Treasurer’s Office staff is available by phone and email Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm to help. In-person appointments for certain transactions and complex situations are available on a limited basis by calling (509) 477-4713.
While there is not currently a set date for re-opening, we anticipate an opening date once Spokane County reaches phase III of the Governor’s re-opening plan which allows for larger gatherings and more in-person government services to resume.
When will the Assessor’s Office re-open to the public?
While the Treasurer’s Office is separate from the Assessor’s Office, we do share a joint lobby space at the Courthouse. Currently the Assessor’s Office is also closed for in-person services. We are not aware of an estimated re-opening date for the Assessor’s Office.
What payment options are available?
- Pay online: Taxes can be paid online by eCheck, debit or credit card. A fee set by the vendor is charged for online payments.
- Mail: Return original tax stubs and check or money order payable to: Spokane County Treasurer PO Box 199 Spokane, WA 99210. Mailed payments must be postmarked by June 15th.
- Phone: Taxes can be paid by eCheck, debit or credit card using our interactive voice response (IVR) system. A fee, set by the vendor is charged for payments processed by phone. Call the Treasurer’s Office line at (509) 477-4713.
- Dropbox: Three drop boxes are available for property tax payments by check or money order. Dropboxes are located curbside on W. Broadway Ave in front of the Courthouse, at the Courthouse entrance and in the Courthouse Annex.
How can I get a receipt?
Please include a self addressed and stamped envelope with your payment and we will return a receipt.
What tax relief options is the Spokane County Treasurer offering?
On March 30th, Treasurer Michael Baumgartner authorized the longest blanket extension in the state of the 2020 spring property tax deadline from April 30th to June 15th. This extension applies to both real and personal 2020 property taxes in Spokane County. This extension excludes mortgage loan service providers which submit escrow funds on behalf of individual taxpayers. Second half property taxes remain due on October 31st.
Treasurer Baumgartner also authorized an additional extension to October 15th for landlords/property managers on Spokane County parcels directly impacted by the Governor’s statewide eviction moratorium which currently expires on October 15th. While the deadline remains June 15th for most property owners in Spokane County, taxpayers may submit a declaration requesting an October 15th extension on residential rental properties effected by the moratorium.
If you are still struggling to make your property tax payment, please contact our office at (509) 477-4713 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Other assistance options such as partial tax payments may be an option.