Under certain conditions, people with disabilities and citizens 61 years of age or older are eligible for a tax exemption. Consideration is given to income, ownership of the taxable residence and other factors. For more information and to apply for an exemption, contact the Clark County Assessor’s Office (external link).
Voters approve collection amounts for school levies. Tax rates are how much each property owner would pay per assessed $1,000. The actual rate may be different due to changes in state funding, property assessments and area growth; however, VPS can’t collect more than the amount that voters approved.
The estimated rates per thousand are:
43 cents in 2021
41 cents in 2022
40 cents in 2023
To determine the amount for your property, divide the total assessment by 1,000 and multiply it by the rates above.
A home assessed at $350,000 would pay an estimated $150 for the first year.
Changes in Washington state’s funding model for K-12 education created a multimillion-dollar deficit for VPS. The district took steps to address the deficit for the 2019-2020 school year and preserve services to students. However, it also faced another multimillion-dollar deficit for the 2020-2021 school year and beyond, absent new funding, and asked voters to consider a supplemental levy to support current levels of programs and services. Voters approved the supplemental levy in February 2020.