Payment Information

Payment Instructions
  • Make checks payable to “Yakima County Treasurer".
  • Taxes are payable in U.S. currency and/or check, money order, cashier’s check, electronic check, credit card, or debit card.
  • Two party checks will not be accepted.
  • Payments are sorted by Federal Postmark (RCW 1.12.070) to determine the payment date for mailed payments.
  • To receive proper credit, detach coupon and include with payment.
Payment Options
  • By Mail - return envelopes provided
  • In Person - drop boxes available from 9 am to 4 pm or pay by credit/debit card (fee required - see below).
  • Online - E-check or credit/debit card (fee required - see below).
  • Credit/debit card by phone - 866-888-0989 {fee required - see below). Stay on the line for a confirmation number.
  • We cannot personally accept payments over the phone when you call our office.
Payment Fees for E-Check and Credit/Debit Cards
When using e-check or credit/debit card to make payment you will incur a third-party convenience fee (Yakima County receives none of this convenience fee). Currently those fees are as follows:
  • E-check - $2.00 fee per transaction (shopping cart feature of single or multiple parcels).
  • Credit card fees are 2.35% of the amount you are paying with a minimum of $2.00.
  • Visa Personal Debit is $3.95.
  • MasterCard Personal Debit is 2.35% of the amount you are paying with a minimum of $2.00.
Delinquent Accounts
Property taxes become delinquent May 1st for first-half and November 1st for second-half:
  • Interest accrues on delinquencies at 1% per month for the full amount of taxes and/or assessments owing.
  • Penalty is assessed against current year delinquencies at 3% on June 1st and 8% on December 1st.
  • All real property and mobile homes where current year’s taxes are more than $50 may be paid in half with any applicable interest and penalty only through October 30th, on October 31st, those taxes are due in full.  All other personal property taxes must have first-half paid by April 30th to avoid distraint and associated costs.
Real property foreclosure begins May 1st for real property taxes/assessments delinquent three or more years. Collection fees will be assessed beginning January 1st.  Please check the foreclosure schedule for other payment instructions.

Personal property distraint begins May 1st for first-half and November 1st for second-half.  Collection fees are assessed starting on those dates.  Please check the distraint schedule for other payment instructions.

Paying Under Protest
To preserve your right to seek a court ordered refund, payment under protest must be in writing and included with your property tax payment (RCW 84.68.020 and WAC 458-18-215).

Bank Returned Items
  • A $30 service fee is charged for all bank returned items.
  • Repayment of these returns must be by certified funds and include applicable interest, penalty and costs.