County Treasurer

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The Mission of the Treasurer's office is to actively invest, account for, manage, distribute and safeguard the County’s cash assets.

The Clackamas County Treasurer is the Chief Investment Officer for the County. The Treasurer maintains bank accounts and accounts with the State Treasury Investment Pool and various banks. Funds are invested in accordance with the County's investment policy, assuring that adequate cash is available to meet the obligations of the County. Maintenance of all banking and investment custody agreements are performed by the Treasurer’s office. This also includes maintenance of approximately 50 County and public trust accounts.

The Treasurer’s office has responsibility for all the cash management activities of the County, including but not limited to:

  • reconciling functions for the 20 County bank accounts,
  • distribution of all property tax collected by the County Assessor to the over 125 different taxing districts within the County, and
  • payment card industry, data security standard (PCI DSS) compliance.

The Treasurer participates in the issuance of County debt instruments in accordance with the County debt policy, makes debt service payments and assists with arbitrage calculations. The Treasurer's office and the Finance office are separate departments.

The Treasurer is also the appointed Internal Audit Director and has responsibility for managing the internal audit function in Clackamas County and managing the County’s fraud hotline.

Frequently Asked Questions

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No, all assessment and taxation questions should be addressed to the County Assessor, 503 655-8671.

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Information about tax-foreclosed property sales and surplus property auctions is available from Property Resources, 503-742-4384. Clackamas County does not sell mortgage foreclosed property.

Mortgage foreclosures are being sold by the assigned Trustee. If you have the property address call the Assessor's office, 503-655-8671, to get the property owner's name. To get information about any recorded documents regarding a possible Trust Deed Sale (you will need the property owner's name) call the Clerk's office, 503-655-8698.

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The Treasurer's office keeps no cash resources on hand. All cash is held by depository agencies in the form of checking and savings accounts, the State Treasurer in the form of Local Government Investment Pool shares, or in individual investment vehicles.

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Investments

Internal Audit

Construction Excise Tax (CET) Distribution

In accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 320, since May 2007, the State of Oregon has allowed school districts to impose a construction excise tax (CET) on projects that result in a new structure or additional square footage to an existing structure.  The Clackamas County Department of Transportation and Development, Building Codes Division, administers this tax for some cities and the unincorporated areas in the participating districts in the County.  The funds are distributed by the Treasurer’s Office in accordance with the calculations provided to us by the Building Codes Division.  

Questions regarding the calculation or amount distributed should be directed to the Building Codes Division at 503-742-4750.

Tax Distribution

In an effort to become more efficient and effective, the Treasurer’s Office is posting tax distribution statements and the associated recap of transactions statements online. We have also developed an email list to email out notifications of when these statements are available online. In compliance with ORS 311.395 tax distributions are performed on the 10th business day of every month, except in November when distributions are performed more frequently.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Treasurer’s Office.

Fiscal Year 2021–2022

August 2021 Recap of Transactions Tax Distribution Statements
July 2021 Recap of Transactions Tax Distribution Statements
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No, all assessment and taxation questions should be addressed to the County Assessor, 503 655-8671.

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Information about tax-foreclosed property sales and surplus property auctions is available from Property Resources, 503-742-4384. Clackamas County does not sell mortgage foreclosed property.

Mortgage foreclosures are being sold by the assigned Trustee. If you have the property address call the Assessor's office, 503-655-8671, to get the property owner's name. To get information about any recorded documents regarding a possible Trust Deed Sale (you will need the property owner's name) call the Clerk's office, 503-655-8698.

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The Treasurer's office keeps no cash resources on hand. All cash is held by depository agencies in the form of checking and savings accounts, the State Treasurer in the form of Local Government Investment Pool shares, or in individual investment vehicles.

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About the Treasurer

Brian Nava

Brian Nava
bnava@clackamas.us

Brian Nava was elected as Clackamas County’s Treasurer in November of 2018. Brian brings over 15 years of government experience to the office. Prior to his election as County Treasurer, Brian was appointed as Clackamas County's first Internal Auditor in August 2015. Brian has also held various audit positions with the Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division from 2004 to 2015.

In 2004, after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and minors in Computer Science and Math from Linfield College, his wife and him settled in Canby. They had a dog (Hulk) and have two kids (a son and daughter), who both attend the public schools in Canby.

Brian is a member of:

  • Oregon City Rotary (held position as Community Service Chair)
  • North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce
  • The Children’s Center Board (serving as the Treasurer)
  • Oregon Association of County Treasurers and Finance Officers (OACTFO)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Oregon Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (OACFE)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council (EDIC) Treasurer
  • Clackamas County Toastmasters
  • Oregon Department of Education Audit Committee (former Chair)
  • Clackamas County Repertory Theater Board Member
  • Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA)
  • ALGA’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee Member
  • Oregon Short Term Fund Board Member
  • Oregon Municipal Debt Advisory Commission Member

When Brian is not working or spending time with his family, Brian is a volunteer firefighter for the Canby Fire Department (2009), where he has held positions as the Treasurer, President and Finance Manager for their Volunteer Association. Brian also referees high school basketball and previously umpired high school and college softball.

Phone:503-742-5990

Public Services Buildilng, 2051 Kaen Road #460 Oregon City, OR 97045

Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.