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Frequent Questions - Assessment
Tax Rates/System/Exemptions

Q: What are the current tax rates?

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Local property taxes are based on a tax rate per $1,000 of the assessed value. Measure 50 established permanent tax rates for each taxing district in the State in 1997-98. The schools tax rate which is a combination of the local school district (we have 10 districts in Jackson County), Educational Service District, and Rogue Community College, all hover around the $5 limit established by Measure 5.

All property, residential, personal property, commercial and industrial, are charged the same tax rate. Jackson County is served by 39 tax districts. They include school districts, fire districts, cities, a transit district, and Jackson County, among others. Each has an individual tax rate. The consolidated tax rate combines the rate for each taxing district in that area. There are 87 code area that each have a different consolidated tax rate, depending upon the taxing districts that provide services in that location.

Tax rate sheets that show a breakdown of the 87 code areas are available for downloading on the Assessment Data page.



For more information, contact  or call (541) 774-6059.


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Q: Where can I find brochures and/or tables about Assessment Data?

A: Check the Assessment Data link on the Assessor homepage.


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Q: What are exemptions?

A: Oregon laws provide a property tax exemption for property owned or being purchased by certain qualifying organizations. The most common qualifying entities are: religious, fraternal, literary, benevolent, or charitable organizations and scientific institutions. Property for which an exemption is requested must be actively occupied and used by the organization in a way that furthers its stated purpose. The property must also be reasonably necessary. Any portion of the property that does not meet these criteria is subject to assessment and taxation the same as all other taxable property. Property tax exemptions are not automatic. The institution or organization claiming the exemption must file an application with the County Assessor. Submit application between January 1 and April 1. It is possible for a qualified organization to claim a property tax exemption on real or personal property held under a lease. The lessee must occupy and use the property and provisions of the lease must qualify. Contact the Assessorís office at 774-6073 regarding the filing procedures given your particular situation.


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Q: How does the Oregon property tax system work?

A: In Oregon, taxes are levied on most real property. Examples would be homes, businesses, factories, utilities etc. Personal property held to produce income such as construction equipment, computers, logging equipment, etc. are also taxed. Certain properties are exempt from taxes such as schools, churches and other government-owned property. Partial tax exemption programs exist for qualifying farms, forest lands, and historical buildings, to name a few. Charitable organizations may also qualify for tax exempt status. Assessors are required to establish the real market value which equals the value a property would sell for on the open market. Assessors also calculate a reduced value under Measure 50 called maximum assessed value. Assessors also audit the budgets for the taxing districts within the County. Jackson County has 39 different taxing districts that serve County residents such as Jackson County, 11 cities, Rogue Community College and Educational Service District together with 10 school districts. Jackson County Vector Control, RVTD, nine rural fire districts, White City law enforcement district and three urban renewal districts. Assessors ensure that the districts comply with the law and do not charge taxpayers one penny more than is allowed by law. Once property values are established and taxing district budgets are submitted, taxes are computed and bills are sent on or before October 25 each year. Tax payments are due November 15.


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