The City of Bothell receives approximately twenty percent of the property taxes paid on properties located in Bothell. The remaining approximately 80% goes to other taxing jurisdictions such as the Northshore School District, the County, and the State. The City of Bothell portion of the property tax includes four components: the voter approved Streets and Sidewalks levy; the voter approved Safe and Secure levy; the voter approved fire station reconstruction bond levy; and, the City’s regular levy.
Are there any new City taxes in 2020?
Yes, in 2018 voters approved a bond to rebuild Bothell’s aging fire stations. Design of the new fire stations is underway and the bond levy is now included in Bothell property taxes. The 2020 levy rate for the bond repayment is approximately thirteen-cents per $1,000 of assessed value for Bothell properties. This amounts to a property tax increase of approximately sixty-six dollars for a property with an assessed value of $500,000.
If you, or someone you know, is a senior citizen, disabled, or has a fixed or limited income there are several programs available to help you reduce the amount of property taxes you owe. This year, the income thresholds and residency requirements for the Senior Citizen/Disabled Persons Property Tax Exemption Program have changed, so be sure to check if you qualify. Learn more at: