Financial Information

Property Tax Billing

View a breakdown of the current year-to-date and historic property tax and assessments billed and collected.

Excise Tax Collection

View the total Real Estate Excise Tax collected by Spokane County for year 2014, 2015, 201620172018, 2019 & 2020 (PDF).

Investment Policy

The Treasurer is responsible for investing the cash reserves of more than 80 government entities geographically located within the county with over 400 different funds. For 2019, the average daily balance of these funds was $1.279 Billion and returned over $28 million in investment income. Investment income supports local government services without raising taxes or fees on the public. 
The Spokane County Investment Pool (SCIP) was created in 1994 to provide a more efficient way to manage these cash reserves and maximize interest income. The objectives of the pool, in order of importance, are safety, liquidity, and return. All investment decisions are governed by the Spokane County Investment Policy (PDF), and reviewed by the Spokane County Finance Committee.

The Policy has been awarded Certificates of Excellence by the Municipal Treasurer’s Association of the United States and Canada, and by the Washington Municipal Treasurer’s Association. All investments must meet requirements of legality, as defined by Washington State Law.

If you would like to review the policy, go to Spokane County Investment Policy (PDF) or view the current and past SCIP rates, including a chart showing the change in Spokane County Investment Pool rates, go to SCIP Rates (PDF).

For current Investment performance, view the Spokane County Portfolio Summary (PDF).

Staff Contact: Arthur Whitten, Deputy Investment & Banking Officer
(509) 477-5178

Debt Service

Spokane County manages debt for many local districts, both county and non-county. To see a full report of the current bond issues, view the current year debt service schedulehistorical debt service schedules are also available.

Additional Financial Information