Property tax assessments are based not on Market Value but Appraised Value. A property that sells for $500,000 (Market Value) is likely to have a taxable (Appraised Value) closer to $350,000.

Look up your Appraised Value with the Whatcom County Property Tax and Valuation Database:

Property owners pay $0.11 per $1,000 Assessed Value annually.

Example property: 3 bd 2 ba on Comox Rd, Birch Bay Village – Sold 6/2021
Example Market Value$570,000
Appraised/Taxable Value$300,600
$0.11 per $1,000 – Annual Cost$33.01
Monthly Cost$2.75

Example property: 4 Bd 3 Ba on W Gold Course Dr. in Sea Links – Sold 12/2020
Example Market Value$508,000
Appraised/Taxable Value$343,000
$0.11 per $1,000 – Annual Cost$37.73
Monthly Cost$3.14