Cost Information

  • The Board of Directors reduced the scope of the bond request for 2024. This bond is for $117 million and will cost an estimated $1.70/$1,000 in assessed valuation. This reduces the ask by $1.11 over the 2006 bond, paid off in 2022. If the 2024 bond passes, the tax rate does not increase until 2025.


    Based on the average 520k home = $74 per month

    Equation: The assessed valuation of your home divided by 1,000 x $1.70=yearly cost. Divide that answer by 12 months for the monthly cost.

    With the 2024 bond and approved 2022 levy combined, we estimate that our combined tax rate will be $3.37. 


District Total
Bethel School District $4.43
Fife Public Schools $4.30
Franklin Pierce School District $4.07
University Place School District $4.02
Sumner-Bonney Lake School District $3.79
White River School District $3.57
Puyallup School District $3.27
Eatonville School District $3.02
Orting School District $1.72
  • For the 2023 year, Orting School District had the lowest tax rate in Pierce County.

Property Exemptions and Deferrals Information

  • Some seniors and disabled homeowners may be eligible for a property tax exemption, based on income. For details, call the Pierce County Assessor's Office at (253)789-6111 or click here to visit their website.