Winter Storms May Affect Your Property Taxes

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Some property owners in Clackamas County could be eligible for tax relief due to damage or destruction to their property from the winter storms.

Property owners who experience a loss due to an act of God, such as a tree strike, or a fire between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024 could qualify for a reduction on the current year taxes. This fire or act of God tax reduction is called a “proration of tax.” Please note that damage caused by frozen pipes bursting is not considered an act of God.

If a home has been damaged or destroyed due to an act of God, such as a tree strike, the homeowner should contact the County Assessor’s office as soon as possible for assistance with determining the amount of loss and next steps for tax relief eligibility.

Please call the Assessor’s Office at 503-655-8671 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday, or email