Where does your property tax go?

Your city provides water, sewer, streets, police, fire, building inspections, parks, recreation and more. Services that touch nearly every part of life and business in Vancouver.

Find out about the taxes on your home or business at the Clark County website

The following data is for 2014.

What You Pay (Based on a December 2014 average home value of $223,000). The amount a tyical Vancouver houshold pays in property taxes for City services is $56.16 per month. For those who live in the Vancouver School District, the 2014 annual property tax distribution was $13.655 per $1,000 Assessed Value. Of that, the City of Vancouver received $674 each year. The Vancouver School District receives $1,254 a year; state public schools receive $523 a year; Clark County receives $340 a year; the Fort Vancouver Regional Library receives $165 a year; and the Port of Vancouver receives $89 a year. For those living within the Evergreen School District, the 2014 annual property tax distribution was $13.946 per $1,000 assessed value. Of that, the City of Vancouver received $674 a year. Evergreen Public Schools receives $1,319 per year; state public schools receive $523 a year; Clark County receives $340 a year; the Fort Vancouver Regional Library receives $165 a year; and the Port of Vancouver receives $89 a year.

 

What You Get: Here's how every $1 you pay in City property taxes is spent: 28 cents goes to Police; 20 cents goes to Fire; 13 cents goes to Public Works; 8 cents goes to public safety support; 7 cents goes to support services; 7 cents goes to general management; 6 cents goes to debt service; 4 cents goes to community and economic development; 4 cents goes to parks and recreation; 2 cents goes to capital projects; and 1 cent goes to outside agency support.