The financial reports listed on our website are intended to provide the financial position of the Town of Friday Harbor. If you have additional questions, please contact the finance department for more information.
Sales Tax: The current total local sales tax rate with the Town of Friday Harbor is 8.5%. This is the total of state (6.5%), county (0%), and town (2%) sales tax rates combined. All sales tax for goods purchased or delivered within Town limits should be reported under tax code 2801.
Real Estate Excise Tax (REET): REET tax is collected on the sale of real property based on the full selling price and is distributed to the State of Washington and the Town of Friday Harbor. The Town levies (2) 0.25% real estate taxes that limits the use of funds for capital projects and limited maintenance.
The Town of Friday Harbor is held responsible for the financial well being of the Town by the WA State Auditor's Office (SAO). They provide citizens with independent and transparent examinations of how public funds are being utilized. Additional steps are taken to ensure proper policies and procedures are in place with their recommendations. Visit https://sao.wa.gov/ for additional information about SAO.