Understanding Hawaii Property Taxes

Overview of Hawaii Taxes

Hawaii collects a total of $17,231,835,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $1,759,711,000 comes from property taxes, or 10.2% of total revenue. As a result, Hawaii has the 51st highest property tax rate in the country, which is 72.2% less than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across Hawaii is $571,176, meaning the average Hawaii homeowner pays 0.30% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $2.96 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

Hawaii's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of Hawaii, there are important constants. Hawaii's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is Jan-1. Hawaii property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, starts April 9 preceding the tax year. The date which property tax bills become due on is August 20 and February 20.

Property Tax Calculator

If you are are a current homeowner in Hawaii or are looking at buying a specific property in Hawaii, check out our Hawaii Property Tax Calculator to determine if you should consider appealing your property tax assessment.

Property Tax Tool

If you are planning to buy a home in Hawaii and want to understand the size of your property tax bill, check out our Hawaii Property Tax Tool to see what your bill would be.

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Property Tax Information for Hawaii Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in Hawaii.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Hawaii County $359,103 $1,171 $3.30
Honolulu County $610,259 $1,884 $3.10
Kauai County $610,211 $1,490 $2.40
Maui County $630,442 $1,407 $2.20

Want to learn more about Hawaii property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Hawaii County Honolulu County Kauai County
Maui County

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