Tax Payer Information

Property Tax

Property taxes for the City of Ridgefield are currently $1.079/$1,000 of assessed value for 2016. The property taxes are assessed by the Clark County Assessor’s Office and collected by the Clark County Treasurer. Property tax revenues are then distributed to the City and other governments as appropriate. Information regarding your property, as well as property taxes, can be found at the Clark County Property Information Center.


Sales Tax

All sales in the City of Ridgefield are subject to a sales tax rate of 8.4%. This tax is charged on all sales that occur within the City limits. The tax supports the State of Washington with 6.5%, the City with 1% (16% of this 1% is retained by the State as an administrative fee), 0.1% is allocated to law and justice efforts, 0.1% for mental health programs run by the County, and the remainder 0.7% is provided to CTRAN for transit purposes. Sales and use taxes are collected by the State Department of Revenue and distributed back to the appropriate local government. For more information regarding sales and use tax in Washington State, please visit the Washington State Department of Revenue.


Utility Tax

Utility taxes are imposed on utility businesses. The business activities affected by this tax are telephone, cellular, gas, and electric with a rate of 6%. City-operated utilities are subject to a utility tax of 8%. The City receives a 5% franchise fee on cable and a 10% franchise fee on garbage. The City also receives a sewer operating fee of 10%.


Gambling Tax

Gambling winnings tax may be calculated and remitted by completing the Gambling Tax Remittance Form and submitting any tax to City Hall in person or through the mail at PO Box 608 Ridgefield, WA 98642