66 SE D Street, Suite E • Madras, OR 97741 • (541) 475-4458
Finance is responsible for the management and administration of the property tax billing and collection for all taxing districts within the County.
Property Tax Payment Schedule:
First 1/3rd is due on or before November 15th
Second 1/3rd is due on or before February 15th
Final 1/3rd is due on or before May 15th
Property Tax Payment Discounts and Dates:
If paid in full on or before November 15 there is a 3% discount
If 2/3rds paid on or before November 15 there is a 2% discount
No discount is allowed on payments for less than 2/3rds
Interest is charged on Property Tax at the rate of 1.333333% per month or 16% annually on the delinquent tax. The interest posts to the account on the 16th of each month.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I pay my taxes before I receive my bill?
Answer: Per State Administrative Rule 150-31.250(4) we are not able to collect or accept payments until the tax roll has been certified. This usually happens the second week of October. You may contact our office to see if the roll has been certified; once it has you may send payment.
When will the tax statement be mailed?
Tax Statements are mailed out no later than October 25th. If a taxpayer chooses to make trimester payments, our office will mail trimester statements approximately 3 weeks before the due date.
Can I pay my taxes with a credit card?
Yes, Jefferson County uses Point & Pay, LLC a third party vendor, to process credit cards or Echeck payments. You can access them by clicking here
Tax Payment, or by calling 1-877-865-0432. Fees apply (see details here ).
Can I use online banking to pay my taxes?
Most banks and credit unions provide online bill pay services for customers. The Jefferson County Tax Collector is NOT registered to receive online bill payments electronically. When paying online through your financial institution, schedule your payment early enough for the financial instituion to remit payment by the due date. Scheduling requirements are specified in the rules and regulations on each financial instituion's website.
Are the taxes included in my mortgage payment?
You are responsible for making sure your taxes are paid, it is very important that you have good clear communication with your mortgage company and understand who is responsible for paying your tax bill. If you have questions about your loan and escrow account you will need to contact your lending institution.
Do postmarks count?
Yes. (ORS 305.820) All payments will be considered received as of the date shown on the postmark from the U.S. Postal Service or other private carriers.