Military widows/widowers also eligible
The Clackamas County Assessment and Taxation office is reminding resident veterans with a disability rating of 40 percent or more that they may be eligible for a property tax exemption on taxes due later this year. The exemption applications are due by 6 p.m. on Monday, April 1.
Surviving spouses of war veterans may also be eligible for exemptions.
“We want to make sure that our disabled veterans, or their surviving spouses, know about this opportunity to reduce their property taxes,” stated Clackamas County Assessor Tami Little.
Last year, the basic exemption for a disabled veteran or a surviving spouse was more than $21,386 of assessed value, resulting in an average savings of approximately $350.
“Once veterans are qualified, they don’t need to file an annual renewal – the exemption is applied to your current residence, and is not transferrable,” added Little. “If you move, or purchase a new home, you will need to file a new application.”
Exemption applications must be turned in to the Assessment and Taxation office at 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City.
2019 property taxes are due on Nov. 15. For full information on the program’s requirements, how to file, and the application itself, please visit bit.ly/ClackCoVetsExemption.
Any questions from residents can be directed to the Assessment and Taxation office by calling 503-655-8671 and asking for assistance with the veteran’s tax exemption.
Contact: Susan Brookshire
Phone: 503-655-8671 ext 7625
Contact: Dylan Blaylock, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs