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AGO Opinions with Topic: RESTRICTIONS UPON PROPERTY TAXATION BY NEWLY FORMED PORT DISTRICT
AGLO 1978 No. 29 >  September 12, 1978
DISTRICTS - PORT - TAXATION - RESTRICTIONS UPON PROPERTY TAXATION BY NEWLY FORMED PORT DISTRICT
DISTRICTS ‑- PORT ‑- TAXATION ‑- RESTRICTIONS UPON PROPERTY TAXATION BY NEWLY FORMED PORT DISTRICT

(1) The 106% statutory limit on ad valorem property taxes established by RCW 84.55.010, et seq., is applicable to a tax levy imposed by a port district under RCW 53.36.020.

(2) Because of the applicability of RCW 84.55.010, et seq., to such port district property taxes, a newly formed port district will be unable to levy any property taxes under RCW 53.36.020 without first obtaining voter approval in accordance with RCW 84.55.050.

(3) Port district property tax levies are not subject to the 1% constitutional limitation contained in Article VII, § 2 of the state constitution, as amended, and for that reason they are not subject to any of the related statutory limitations contained in chapter 84.52 RCW.

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