Sales tax rates to increase in Grays Harbor County

Consumers in Grays Harbor County will pay a higher sales tax rate on purchases starting Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

Shoppers in the cities and unincorporated areas of Grays Harbor County will pay three-tenths of one percent more in sales and use tax. The new sales and use tax rate will be 8.8 percent in unincorporated areas and the cities of Cosmopolis, Elma, Hoquiam, McCleary, Montesano, Oakville, Ocean Shores and Westport. The new rate in Aberdeen will be 8.93 percent.

The increased sales tax will be used to support criminal justice and public safety.

New location codes will apply for businesses selling vehicles or leasing vehicles for up to the first 36 months of the lease.

The last time Grays Harbor County raised their local sales tax rates was in April 2014.

The state's Department of Revenue provides a mobile app for iOS and Android users to find the right sales tax in any location around the state. Download the version from Revenue's website: