Business personal property tax filing deadline set for March 15 


The deadline for businesses to submit their business personal property tax information to Clackamas County is rapidly approaching.

The submission deadline is March 15. Filing late will incur a penalty, which depends on how late the filing is.

"We want to discourage late filings as much as we can," said Tami Little, Clackamas County Assessor, "because filing on or before March 15 will save businesses money."

Businesses that file after March 15 will be assessed the following:

  • A 5 percent penalty for filing after March 15 
  • A 25 percent penalty for filing after June 1
  • A 50 percent penalty for filing after Aug. 1

Taxable business personal property includes machinery, equipment, furniture, or other items used previously or presently in a business including any property not currently being used, placed in storage or held for sale. This also includes freight costs. The difference separating business personal property from real property is that business personal property is not affixed to, or part of, real estate.

For more information, go to the Clackamas County Business Personal Property page. On this page, you’ll find a document that details a variety of topics that revolve around business personal property tax filing. 

For more information, email the Clackamas County Assessment and Taxation Department at The department is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on Fridays.

Contact: Scott Anderson
Phone: 503-655-8752