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King County property taxes due April 30

King County property owners have until Monday, April 30 to pay the first half of their 2012 property taxes.

After April 30, interest charges and penalties will be added to the tax bill, according to a King County media release. To make the process easier, King County provides several ways for property owners to pay their taxes quickly and conveniently.

Tax payments can be made:

• By mail if postmarked no later than April 30, 2012. Taxpayers should include their tax statement and write the property tax account number on their check or money order. Cash should not be sent through the mail.

• In person at Treasury Operations, King County Administration Building, 500 Fourth Ave., Suite 600, Seattle, 98104, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. On Monday, April 30, Treasury Operations will be open until 5 p.m.

• At King County Community Service Centers if paid by check for the exact amount due. Taxpayers can find the address, phone number, and operating hours of the center in their area by visiting www.kingcounty.gov/operations/csc.aspx.

• Online using King County’s convenient, secure online eTax application. Taxpayers may pay accounts with a credit card or an electronic debit from a checking account called an “eCheck.”

The online option provides immediate payment confirmation for current year or delinquent year(s) property tax bills. To pay online or view property tax information, taxpayers can visit www.kingcounty.gov/propertytax.

For questions about missing tax statements or other tax payment information, contact King County Treasury Operations through its website at www.kingcounty.gov/propertytax or through customer service at 206-296-0923.

Information on senior citizen exemption and deferral programs can be obtained from the King County Assessor’s Office at 206-296-3920.

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