Tax Payment Options
Customer Advisory: COVID-19 Two-Week Pause and FreezeEffective November 17, 2020, our offices will have limited access due to Governor Brown’s recent Two-Week Pause and statewide Two-Week Freeze. The public is encouraged to use the alternate options of phone, email, US Postal Service, online, or drop box.
There are four different options for paying your property taxes:
- You can mail in your payment,
- Come in to the county to pay in person
- Pay over the phone through the automated telephone service, or
- Pay online via the internet.
Assessment & Taxation - Property Tax Prepayments
Washington County is unable to accept any prepayments on taxes for the 2020/2021 tax year. Per Oregon Revised Statutes, pre-collection of funds may not be allowed, unless under specific situations such as omitted property which adds taxes to the roll; prepayment to the Oregon Department of Revenue for senior deferral balances; partition and plats of parcels or making a subdivision; and other situations outlined in ORS 311.370. According to the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR 150-311-0260) unless authorized by law, no prepayments of property taxes which have not been certified by a taxing district, shall be collected or accepted.