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Excise Taxes

Our office is available to assist the public with personal transactions by appointment only between 10-11:00am daily. Please call to schedule your appointment the day before you plan to appear. To schedule please call: (360) 417-2344

If you appear for your appointment unprepared or with incomplete forms, you will have to reschedule your appointment.

For Excise Tax forms, click here. Submit completed forms and tax payment to the County Treasurer's Office where property is located.

Excise tax is a seller's tax based on the sale of property within the cities and county areas of Clallam County (ranging from 1.10% to 3%* not including local rates) as authorized by Chapter 82.45 RCW and Chapter 458-61 WAC.

An excise affidavit must accompany a deed to be recorded by the County Auditor. The sale amount and excise amount information is required on the deed as a prerequisite for recording in the Auditor's office. If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer's Office.

Effective January 1, 2020, sales of real property located in Washington are subject to a graduated real estate excise tax (REET) rate. The graduated state REET rates replace the previouse flat state REET rate. Agricultural land and timberland are excluded from the new rate structure and will continue to have a flat state REET rate of 1.28%. The State REET calculator can be found here.

*If exempt from paying Excise Tax, the fee for processing the affidavit is $10 ($5.00 Technology Fee and $5.00 Affidavit Processing Fee)


Our office is accepting Excise documents electornically through Simplifile

If you are recording frequently, please visit to sign up!