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Exemptions and Reduced Benefit Charges

Senior/Disabled Exemptions

Seniors and disabled exemptions are administered through the King County Assessor’s Office. Complete information on how to obtain a senior/disabled exemption, can be found on the King County Tax Assessor website. You may also contact King County regarding senior exemptions or deferrals at (206) 296-3920.

If you are a senior citizen or disabled, you may qualify for a property tax reduction/exemption if you:

  • have a total annual income of $58,423 or less, own and occupy a house, mobile home, condo or co-op as principle residence as of December 31 of the year prior to the year of application;
  • are 61 years of age or older;
  • are retired because of physical disability; or
  • are a widow or widower at least 57 years of age, whose spouse had an exemption at the time of death.

 

If you are a senior citizen or disabled you qualify for a deferral if you:

  • have a combined disposable income of $67,411 or less;
  • own and occupy a house, mobile home, condo or co-op as principle residence as of December 31 of the year prior to the year of application;
  • are at least 60 years old when you file; or
  • are retired because of a disability.

 

Monitored Fire Alarm Reduction

With a “Certificate of Service” from a licensed alarm monitoring company, owners of professionally installed fire alarm systems receive 7.5% off the normal benefit charge.

Automatic Fire Sprinkler Reduction

Receive a 10% reduction in the benefit charge if you have installed an automatic fire sprinkler system.

Agricultural Reduction

Qualifying agricultural uses receive a 75% reduction in the benefit charge. The discount is offered for auxiliary structures, such as barns, and or storage sheds, used in conjunction to dairy, farming, and other agriculture operations.

Properties used for marijuana growth, production, or processing are not considered agricultural use.