The office comprises five sections:
|Willamette Meridian - All surveys and grids west of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington are drawn from this spot.|
- Manufactured Home Ownership Transfers
- Business Personal Property
Services and duties include:
- Locate and identify all taxable property
- Inventory all property including quality, quantity and important characteristics
- Estimate the market value of each taxable property
- Answer appeals and explain the assessment process used
- Administer all special assessment statutes relating to certain classes of property
- Calculate the tax rate and compute each tax bill
- Prepare the assessment roll
- Prepare and maintain cadastral maps
- Maintain property ownership records
- Perform manufactured home title transfers
The majority of services & duties of the Assessor's Office are mandated by Oregon statutes .
The phrase "assessor shall" indicates a mandate; "assessor may" allows discretion.
The phrase "assessor shall" occurs approximately 250 times,
while "assessor may" occurs approximately 30 times in Oregon statutes.
Josephine County Assessor - A Brief History
For a simple and fun to watch video explanation of how Measure 50
works courtesy of the Deschutes County Assessor click on this link
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