Public Safety Tax

Contact: Jason Hartwell/DOR
Phone: 360.705.6154
FAX: 360.705. 6655
E-mail: jasonh@dor.wa.gov

Authority: RCW 82.14.450
Distribution: 60% to county, 40% to cities within county on a per capita basis.
Frequency: Monthly.
Description: A voter approved sales tax of not more than 0.3 percent in counties and 0.1 percent in cities that is to be used for criminal justice purposes and public health and safety. Motor vehicles are excluded from the tax.
BARS Code: 313.73.00