Receiving your Property Tax Bill
Property tax statements for 2012-2013 will be mailed on October 19th and 22nd. If you do not receive a tax statement by October 31st, please call our office at 503-655-8671.
|If your tax statement is yellow...
...it means our records show your Mortgage Company or Oregon's Senior Deferral program notified us they will be paying your tax bill. If you have any questions regarding who is paying your property tax, contact your Mortgage Company. REMEMBER: you are ultimately responsible for paying your taxes.
|If you receive a green statement...
...it means that the property owner pays the tax.
Be sure to mail your payment early enough to be postmarked on or before November 15th. According to Oregon law, if the postmark is after November 15th, discounts are not allowed and interest will accrue on the past due portion. If the due date falls on a weekend or a legal holiday, the due date is extended through the next business day.
Please return the lower portion of your tax bill(s) with your payment and use the enclosed envelope with the appropriate postage. Write your account number(s) on the front of your check to ensure proper credit. Your cancelled check is your receipt. The upper portion of the tax statement should be kept for your records.
Payment for property taxes must be credited to the earliest year for which the taxes are due on the property for which the payment is being made.
The due date for property tax payments for 2012-13 is Tuesday, November 15, 2012.
Please mail early to insure you receive the discount and avoid interest.
Understanding Your Tax Statement
In Oregon, property is valued as of January 1. Our fiscal tax year runs from July 1st through June 30th. With property taxes due on the following November 15th.
The dates at the top of your statement reflect the fiscal tax year for the property taxes imposed.
- Depicts the physical location of your property.
- Depicts the abbreviated legal description of your property Township, Range, Section and Tax Lot as per the Assessor's Maps.
- Depicts the Property Tax Account Number in the Assessor's Records.
- Breakdown of your property taxes to the local districts.
- Real Market Value of your property listed by land, building and total. SAV total value if your property has any special use such as farm. Assessed Total is the amount of value used to impose property taxes. For information about appealing your value click here.
- Any prior year's tax remaining unpaid will be listed here. Accounts that are subject to foreclosure will be indicated with an asterisk (*) next to the total for that year.
If the mailing address on your statement is incorrect or has changed, please check the box on the front of your payment stub and write the correct or changed address on the back of the payment stub. Or you may notify us of the change via email, fax or letter. By Oregon law, it is the property owner's responsibility to inform the Assessor of any address changes.
Late payments lose the discount and accrue interest.