Treasury & Tax
|Eve Arce Treasurer, Josephine County|
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TREASURER AND TAX COLLECTOR
Eve Arce Treasurer and Tax Collector
Eve Arce was sworn in as the elected Treasurer of Josephine County January 7, 2013. She has worked in the Treasury office since 1995 and has been the Treasury office supervisor and Chief Deputy since 2006.
The elected Treasurer of Josephine County administers a successful treasury program for all taxing entities in Josephine County, including Josephine County government. Emphasis is on protection of principal, liquidity and maximum investment returns.
The Treasury Division acts as the County bank and is responsible for the collection, distribution and investment of monies for all Josephine County Funds and 40 trust and agency funds, including taxing district funds. The average monthly balance of monies entrusted by the Treasurer ranged from $30 million dollars to $32 million dollars in fiscal year 2011-2012.
The Treasurer in her capacity as the County Tax Collector respectfully and effectively administers a successful tax collection program for Josephine County following Oregon law and, within those constraints, always choosing the action that best benefits the taxing districts and the taxpayers with emphasis on helping taxpayers avoid foreclosure.
The Tax Division collects taxes for all Josephine County taxing districts. Property taxes totaling $61,144,504.06 were levied for the 2012-13 tax year with 7.8% of this amount levied for Josephine County Government. Current and delinquent tax collections for all districts totaled $57,404,505.00 in the 2011-12 fiscal year.
The Treasurer as Tax Collector also manages the delinquent property tax process including foreclosures of real property.
In 2012, one lot was deeded to the county due to foreclosure. In the last 5 years a total of 6 properties were deeded to the county:
- 2 of these were not usable as home sites,
- 2 were commercial buildings on leased land, and
- 2 were lots with derelict structures suitable for building after clean-up.
None of these properties were occupied by an owner. Further information is available on the Treasurer's web site under the heading " Foreclosure Information".
The Treasurer’s Office is served by qualified and knowledge staff with more than 36 years of combined experience.