Laws & Taxes

Laws & Taxes

Property Tax Foreclosure Sale

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, announced that a Property Tax Foreclosure Auction will be conducted on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 9 a.m. in the 6th Floor Hearing Room, Clark County Public Service Center Building, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, Washington. Lasher stated, “As of January 22, 2013, there are 33 properties subject for sale this year; however, this could change daily.” Interested persons may obtain a foreclosure property list from the Clark County Treasurer’s web site at w

County holds line on all property taxes, approves budget for 2013-2014

Vancouver, WA - December 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Board of County Commissioners today approved a balanced budget for 2013 and 2014 following public hearings that began Monday, as required by law.

2nd Half Property Taxes Due October 31

Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, stated that second-half property taxes are due on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. “If you have not received your 2012 second-half tax statement or have lost it, you can visit our website at www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer or contact the Treasurer’s Office at (360) 397-2252 for a duplicate statement.” Taxpayers may also receive their 2012 tax statement electronically by signing up with our free-to-use third-party vendor at www.doxo.com/clarkcounty. Once enrolled, taxpayers can pay their property taxes by electronic check at no charge.

Second Half Property Tax Statements have been mailed

September 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, announced that second-half 2012 property tax statements have been mailed. Property tax statements include property tax levy amounts, special assessments, and certain fees. There were 66,609 statements mailed. “Taxpayers whose statements are not paid through a mortgage company and have not received their statement within ten days should visit our web site at www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer or call the Treasurer’s Office at (360) 397-2252.” Taxpayers are responsible for paying their second-half property taxes by Wednesday, October 31, in order to avoid interest and penalties.”

Real Property Tax Foreclosure Auction on Feb. 3

Vancouver, WA - January 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, announced that a Property Tax Foreclosure Auction will be conducted on Friday, February 3, 2012, at 9 a.m. in the 6th Floor Hearing Room, Clark County Public Service Center Building, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, Washington. Lasher stated, “As of January 20, 2012, there are 53 parcels subject for sale this year; however, this could change daily.” Interested persons may obtain a foreclosure property list from the Clark County Treasurer’s web site at www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer/salesinfo.html or from the Treasurer’s Office at 1300 Franklin Street, second floor, Vancouver, Washington

County holds line on property taxes, braces for state budget cuts

Vancouver, WA - December 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Board of County Commissioners approved a balanced budget for 2012 following a public hearing Tuesday night, as required by law. In a unanimous vote, the commissioners adopted recommendations from Budget Director Jim Dickman calling for county programs to continue at reduced levels established during the recession in 2009.

First Half Property Taxes Due Monday, May 2

April 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, stated that first-half property taxes are due on Monday, May 2 due to April 30 falling on the weekend. “If you have not received your 2011 first-half tax statement or have lost it, you can visit our web site at www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer or contact the Treasurer’s Office at 397-2252 for a duplicate statement.”

Property Tax Foreclosure Auction

March 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, announced that a Property Tax Foreclosure Auction will be conducted on Friday, March 18, 2011, at 9 a.m. in the 6th Floor Hearing Room, Clark County Public Service Center Building, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, Washington. Lasher stated, “As of March 7, there are 13 parcels subject for sale this year; however, this number may be reduced if payment is made by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 17.”

First Half 2011 Property Tax Statements

March 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, announced that first-half 2011 property statements have been mailed. Property statements include property tax levy amounts and special assessments. There were 108,796 statements mailed. “Taxpayers whose taxes and assessments are not paid through a mortgage company and have not received their statement within ten days should visit the web site at www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer or call the Treasurer’s Office at (360) 397-2252.” Taxpayers are responsible for paying their first-half property taxes by Monday, May 2, in order to avoid interest and penalties.”

Voter-approved measures drive increases in 2011 property taxes

Vancouver, WA - February 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Clark County property owners soon will receive their 2011 property tax statements in the mail, and the Department of Assessment wants to inform them about the impact ballot measures approved last year will have on their tax bills.

2nd half 2010 property taxes due Nov. 1

October 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, stated that second-half 2010 property taxes are due on Monday, November 1, because October 31 falls on a Sunday this year. “If you have not received your 2010 second-half tax statement or have lost it, you can visit our web site at www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer or call 397-2252 for a duplicate statement.”

Real Property Tax Foreclosure Auction – 2/5/2010

Vancouver, WA - January 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, announced that a Property Tax Foreclosure Auction will be conducted on Friday, February 5, 2010, at 9 a.m. on the 6th Floor Hearing Room, Clark County Public Service Center Building, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, Washington. Lasher stated, “As of January 25, there are 12 parcels subject for sale this year; however, this could change daily.”

Larsen Supports Extension of Homebuyer Tax Credit and Jobless Benefits

Washington, D.C. - November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted today to approve a package of unemployment insurance benefits and tax credits for first-time homebuyers and businesses facing financial losses.

Attorney General McKenna joins honchos in mortgage fraud huddle

OLYMPIA, WA - September 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna fears a rise in scam victims as struggling homeowners trying to tap legitimate payment relief programs are simultaneously solicited by charlatans.

McKenna co-chairs effort to unite state and federal authorities against mortgage scams

OLYMPIA, WA - August 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage scammers and others seeking to prey on homeowners had better watch their backs. Attorney General Rob McKenna and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller are co-chairing a new State-Federal Task Force on Mortgage Enforcement which is an unprecedented partnership to target fraudsters.

Justice Department Obtains $35,000 in Disability-Based Housing Discrimination Settlement with Apartment Complex in Longview,...

WASHINGTON, DC - August 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Justice Department today announced an agreement with the former owners and managers of Valley View Apartments in Longview, Wash., to settle allegations that they violated the Fair Housing Act by intentionally discriminating against an individual with a disability.

State, federal sweep slams loan-mod scams

SEATTLE, WA - July 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- In the aftermath of the mortgage industry shakedown, a new type of bottom-feeder is chomping at homeowners struggling to keep up with their loan payments.

Stimulus funds to enhance housing and community development programs

Vancouver, WA - May 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, signed into law last February, will infuse more than $6 million into Clark County’s housing and community development programs. Planning is underway for the management and distribution of funds.

Assessor schedules March 11 meeting on property tax statements

Vancouver, WA - February 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Clark County Assessor Linda Franklin has scheduled a public meeting for property owners to learn more about their 2009 property tax statements.

States urge feds to push for affordable mortgage modifications

OLYMPIA, WA - February 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Attorney General Rob McKenna joined a group of other attorneys general and state banking regulators in sending a urging federal officials to encourage national banks and federal thrift-servicing operations to modify mortgage loans that are becoming unaffordable for consumers.

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