The deadline to appeal your value to the Board of Property Tax Appeals is December 31, 2019. The market value of your property should be the focus of any value appeal. The best evidence to provide with your appeal is a sale or marketing of your property to sell, a fee appraisal or comparison of market value of similar homes in your neighborhood, cost of construction or cost of repair, or for income-producing property, rental and expense data.
For more information and/or petition forms refer to our website or call (503) 846-3854.
5. Payment options and Due Dates
Taxes can be paid in full or in thirds.
To receive a 3% discount, full payment must be postmarked by November 15, 2019.
Payment instructions and schedules are clearly printed on the back of the statement.
Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, money order, VISA/MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Please send check or money order payments in the envelope provided to:
PO Box 3587
Portland, OR 97208-3587
The county accepts VISA/MasterCard, Discover and American Express payments at the tax collection office. A 2.45% (minimum $1.50) convenience fee will apply.
Drop site locations:
Charles D. Cameron Public Services Building
155 N 1st Ave., Suite 130 West side of building (Parking lot) (24-hr drop site) PSB Lobby (8:00 am-5:00 pm, M-F)
6. Allocation of Taxes to Districts
Your tax statement shows the taxes collected for each of the districts in which your property is located. Each district collects a permanent tax rate for ongoing services, plus additional taxes may be approved by the voters. These taxes are shown on your statement as Local Option Levies (LOL) or Bond Levies.
Education Taxes: Assessed for Portland Community College, your Educational Service District and your K-12 school district.
General Government Taxes: Paid to cities, regional government, county and special districts.
Bond Taxes: Finance capital improvements such as school buildings, parks or public works projects that have been authorized by voters.
7. Delinquent Taxes
This is the amount of tax owed from prior years.
Delinquent taxes are included in your Payment Options (Section #5).
Taxes identified with an asterisk (*) are subject to foreclosure if not paid on or before May 15, 2020.
Payments will be applied to the oldest tax year first.
Call our Tax Collection office at (503) 846-8801 with any questions.
8. Total Taxes Due (After Discount)
To receive the 3% discount on the current year, as shown here, full payment must be postmarked or received by November 15, 2019. (Returned checks may lose the discount.)
9. Payment Stub
If you received a , tear off this portion of the statement and return it with your payment in the envelope provided.
Our records indicate a mortgage company has requested your property tax bill. If you have had any changes in your mortgage in the last several months please check with your lender to make sure your property taxes will still be paid for you. If you have purchased, sold or refinanced in the past several months, please contact your lender. Property owners are ultimately responsible for paying the tax.