Property taxes are paid to the Washington County Auditor and redistributed to the city and other government jurisdictions such as school boards and the county. Property tax statements are mailed in March. The taxes are based on the estimated market value for the previous year. The payment of one-half of the tax is due by May 15 and the balance by October 15.
The Washington County Assessor's Office is responsible for establishing the market value and determining classification (use) of property located within the city. Also, the Assessor's Office maintains the city's property database and is the primary source of property information for city and community use.