Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Doing Business with the City
Property tax, sales tax, and utility tax are the principal sources of revenue the city uses to provide core municipal services:
(Police, Fire/EMS, Judicial)
(Streets; Lights; Public Facilities; Engineering)
Parks & Recreation
(Planning; Building; Business Licensing; Code Compliance; Economic Development)
The City of Battle Ground property tax rate in 2018 is $1.5014 per $1,000 of the property’s assessed value. This is referred to as the “mill rate”.
A homeowner in the city with property assessed at $310,000 pays $465.43 in 2018 for city property taxes. ($310 x 1.5014 = $465.43)
Your property tax bill is
a combination of taxes paid to the various service jurisdictions in which you reside: city, school district, county, state, library, and cemetery district. In 2018,the city receives 15% of the total property taxes you pay to provide core municipal services.
2018 Property Tax Distribution
(based on property assessed at $310,000)
2018 Mill Rate
% of Total
City of Battle Ground
Battle Ground Public Schools
Fort Vancouver Regional Library District
Individual property owners can determine exactly what they pay in property taxes and how the taxes are distributed:
Log on to the
Clark County Property Information Center
and enter street address or tax account number
Property value is assessed by the
Clark County Assessor’s Office
and property taxes are collected by the
Clark County Treasurer
All sales within the City of Battle Ground are subject to a sales tax rate of 8.4%. Sales and use tax are collected by the
WA State Department of Revenue
and distributed back to various governmental agencies.
A consumer making a $100 purchase in the City of Battle Ground will pay $8.40 of sales tax. The city receives just over 10% of the tax collected (a total of 85 cents on a $100 purchase) to provide core municipal services. The balance is distributed to other governmental service entities as shown below.
Sales Tax Distribution on $100 purchase
Amount of Sales Tax Received
City of Battle Ground
Law & Justice Fund
Mental Health Fund
TOTAL Sales Tax Paid
A utility tax of 20% is charged to customers of city-operated utilities (water, sewer and stormwater drainage).
Utility taxes are also imposed on businesses that provide utilities within the City of Battle Ground at the following rates:
Telephone, Natural Gas, Electricity - 6%
Cable - 5%
Garbage - 10%
How do Battle Ground taxes compare to other Clark County cities?
To answer that question, we gathered tax-rate data from each city and from the Clark County Treasurer's office, and applied it to a standard resident profile. The data, the process, and the results are available at
Taxes, City Services, and Value
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