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500 NW 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: (541) 474-5260
Contact: Connie Roach
Email: assessor@co.joseph. . .
Hours: 9:30AM - 4:00PM Mon - Thur Beginning July 1, 2013
History of the Josephine County Assessor

The office of assessor was created by the provisional government in 1844. The Legislative Assembly decreed that assessments were to be made by the sheriff in 1845. The contradictions were eliminated in 1850 when the assessor was authorized to make assessments and the sheriff was authorized to collect taxes. Beginning in the 1970s, responsibility for collecting taxes was transferred from the sheriff to the assessor, treasurer, or tax collector. Now, no sheriffs collect taxes in Oregon.

The assessor, elected to four year-terms, assesses the value of taxable property and enters that information into assessment and tax rolls. The assessor certifies tax levies and delivers tax rolls to the tax collector for collection. The office also maintains property ownership records and maps, receives budgets, and extends levies to other taxing districts such as library and sewage. The state, through statutes and administrative rules, sets most of the parameters related to the procedures involved in the assessment of property taxes in Oregon.

The above was excerpted from: http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpctyoffhistcombo.html#Assessor

The first Josephine County Assessor took office on July 7, 1856.

 

Those who have served are:

 

One Year Terms – Beginning July 1856                                 

1856-1858

J. W. Meredith

1858-1859

Daniel Lonergan

1859-1860

William Jacoby

1860-1861

James Hendershote

1861-1863

J. C. Roberts

                                     

Two Year Terms – Beginning July 1865

1863-1867

W. N. Saunders

1867-1869

B. F. Sloan

1869-1870

R. E. Foley

(served one year of a two year term)

1870-1872

E. N. Tolin

1872-1874

T. G. Patterson

1874-1876

John Taylor

1876-1878

J. P. Lewis

1878-1880

T. G. Patterson

1880-1882   

Frank Desslinger

1882-1884

J. T. Bryan

1884-1886   

 J. P. Lewis

1886-1887

J. T. Bryan

1887-1890

P. C. Ream

1890-1892   

C. E. Harmon

1892-1894   

J. S. Denise

1894-1896

C. M. State

Two Year Terms – Beginning Jan. 1, 1897

1897-1898

Eclus Pollock

1899-1900

Thomas Smith

1901-1902

Charles Crow

1903-1904

W. H. Fallen

Four Year Terms – Beginning Jan. 1, 1905

1905-1908

W. H. Fallen

1909-1920

Eclus Pollock

1921-1932

D. O. Hayes

1933-1940

James J. McFadden

1941-1960

Merle Griffin

(longest serving Assessor to date)

1961-1964

Donald E. Jones

1965-1968

Walton T. White

1969-1972

Fred A. Dayton Sr.

1973-1980

George E. Trahern

1981-Feb 1986

James A. Elbel

(resigned during 2nd term)

       March 1986-June 1995  

Leon G. “Mickey” Rhodes

(resigned during 3rd term)

July 1995-1999

         George E. Trahern

2000-2008

         Michael L Schneyder

2009-Present

         Constance L Roach

(first female Josephine County Assessor)

 

 






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