Property tax and sales tax

Seattle does not collect property tax.

  • Pay property tax to the county, not to the City of Seattle. To learn more about paying property taxes on land or buildings in Seattle, visit the King County website.


Seattle does not collect sales tax.

  • Customers pay retail sales taxes when they make a purchase, and Seattle businesses collect that tax. Businesses then report that sales tax to the state, not to the City of Seattle. To learn more about retail sales tax, visit the Washington State Department of Revenue website.