Property Tax

Private property and businesses in University Place are levied a property tax which is collected in two installments in April and October of each year. The 2023 property tax rate averages $10.88 per $1,000 of assessed value and may vary based on individual taxing districts (based on the University Place School District, the largest in the City of University Place).

University Place receives approximately 6.1% of the property taxes paid by University Place residents or $0.66 per $1,000.00 of assessed value. The city’s portion pays for University Place’s police and public safety services. The remaining 93.9% is distributed between Washington State, Pierce County, the Port of Tacoma, flood control services, emergency medical services, school districts, rural libraries, Sound Transit (ST3) and fire district.

2023 Total Property Tax Per $1,000 Assessed Value

U.P. School District $4.02
Fire District/EMS $2.41
State of Washington $2.31 
County $0.76 
City of U.P. (Dedicated to Police) $0.66 
Library $0.33 
Flood Control $0.10 
Regional Transit $0.16 
Port $0.13
Total per Assessed Value $10.88

Where do my property taxes go?

Dollar Bill 2023

Tax Rate per $1,000 Assessed Value 1995-2023:

City of University Place Tax Rate Per 1K Assessed Value

Average Homeowner's Local Government Property Tax Bill

Average Homeowners Local Government Property Tax Bill

Average Assessed Value and Property Taxes Paid

Average Assessed Values Since 1995