Why will I be paying less for this levy?

Levy rates depend on the final assessed value of homeowners’ property. At this time, based on information provided by the Pierce County Assessor’s office and state law, the estimated rate for the proposed 2019-22 levy is $1.50 per thousand dollars of assessed valuation.

An approved levy will generate $31.5 million for 2019, which is less than the current $54.1 million levy approved by voters in 2014.

Previously, Puyallup voters have approved much higher tax rates. For example, for 2017 residents pay $3.48 per thousand for the Educational Programs and Operations Levy.