Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1956 NO. 351 > Dec 17 1956

Real property deeded by a mortgagor to the Veterans' Administration in lieu of foreclosure action remains subject to state and county ad valorem taxes.

AGO 1952 NO. 354 > Jul 18 1952

The tax on personal property destroyed between January 1 and the levy date remains valid.

AGO 1950 NO. 358 > Oct 3 1950

In levying a tax for purposes of school district of the first class, the board of county commissioners act ministerially and may not question the need of the amounts asked.

AGO 1952 NO. 396 > Sep 8 1952

The maximum levy, exclusive of any levy for retirement of general obligation bonds, which may be made by a fire protection district is six mills unless by a special election the voters of the district authorize an excess levy.

AGO 1953 NO. 476 > Feb 3 1953

The governing body of a hospital district can refund outstanding general obligation bonds for capital purposes only, and provide for an annual levy in excess of the forty mill limit for the payment thereof, subject to the limitation that the annual levy authorized for the bonds being refunded cannot be exceeded.