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
State of Washington
City of U.P. (Dedicated to Police)
Total per Assessed Value
Where do my property taxes go?
Tax Rate per $1,000 Assessed Value 1995-2023:
Average Homeowner's Local Government Property Tax Bill