The deadline for Thurston County residents to pay their 2012 first half property taxes is April 30.

Payments can be made through the Thurston County Treasurer's website. There is no additional charge for the electronic check payment option but there is a 2.75 percent fee for the credit/debit card payment option. Payments also can be made at the Treasurer's Office or the courthouse parking lot drop box at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building One, Olympia, 98502. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Payments made by mail must be postmarked by the due date. Penalties and interest will be charged for payments not made on time.